Segmenting Multiple Sclerosis Lesions using a Spatially Constrained K-Nearest Neighbour approach

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012

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We propose a method for the segmentation of Multiple Sclerosis lesions. The method is based on probability maps derived from a K-Nearest Neighbours classication. These are used as a non parametric likelihood in a Bayesian formulation with a prior that assumes connectivity of neighbouring voxels. The formulation is solved using the method of Iterated Conditional Modes (ICM). The parameters of the method are found through leave-one-out cross validation on training data after which it is evaluated on previously unseen test data. The multi modal features investigated are 3 structural MRI modalities, the diusion MRI measures of Fractional Anisotropy (FA), Mean Diusivity (MD) and several spatial features. Results show a benet from the inclusion of diusion primarily to the most dicult cases. Results shows that combining probabilistic K-Nearest Neighbour with a Markov Random Field formulation leads to a slight improvement of segmentations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICIAR Proceedings : Springer Lecture Notes
Number of pages8
Publication date2012
StatePublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR 2012 - Aveiro, Portugal


ConferenceInternational Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR 2012
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