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Conference proceedings article

Title A 3D Tool for Left Ventricle Segmentation Editing
Author Samuel Silva, Beatriz Sousa Santos, Joaquim Madeira, Augusto Silva
Booktitle Proc. 7th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR 2010)
Address PĆ³voa de Varzim, Portugal
Volume LNCS-6112
Pages 79-88
Month June
Year 2010
Group (before 2015) Information Systems and Telematics Laboratory
Indexed by ISI Yes
Scope International

Image segmentation has a very important role in many application areas, such as medical imaging. Even robust segmentation methods cannot deal with the wide range of variation observed, for example, in shape and orientation of an anatomical structure. Given the need to accomplish accurate segmentations in order to perform quantitative measurements or compare structures in different time instances, it is important to have tools which allow easy segmentation editing/correction by experts. In 3D images (e.g., obtained using CT scanners) performing segmentation editing of regions which span several slices might be a tiresome task if it has to be done slice-by-slice with a 2D tool. This article presents a 3D segmentation editing tool, to be applied to left ventricle segmentations, which enables radiographers to correct segmentations provided by an automatic method.