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Multi-organ localization with cascaded global-to-local regression and shape prior

Abstract : We propose a method for fast, accurate and robust localization of several organs in medical images. We generalize global-to-local cascade of regression random forest to multiple organs. A first regressor encodes global relationships between organs, learning simultaneously all organs parameters. Then subsequent regressors refine the localization of each organ locally and independently for improved accuracy. We introduce confidence maps, which incorporate information about both the regression vote distribution and the organ shape through probabilistic atlases.They are used within the cascade itself, to better select the test voxels for the second set of regressors, and to provide richer information than the classical bounding boxes thanks to the shape prior.We propose an extensive study of the different learning and testing parameters, showing both their robustness to medium variations and their influence on the final algorithm accuracy.Finally we demonstrate the robustness and accuracy of our approach by evaluating the localization of six abdominal organs (liver, two kidneys, spleen, gallbladder and stomach) on a large and diverse database of 130 CT volumes. Moreover, the comparison of our results with two existing methods shows significant improvements brought by our approach and our deep understanding and optimization of the parameters.
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Romane Gauriau, Rémi Cuingnet, D. Lesage, Isabelle Bloch. Multi-organ localization with cascaded global-to-local regression and shape prior. Medical Image Analysis, 2015, 23, pp.70-83. ⟨hal-01152420⟩



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