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Title: Spacial Aliasing Artefact Detection on T1-Weighted MRI Images
Authors: João Pedro Teixeira
Hélder Filipe Oliveira
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exams suffer from undesirable structure replicating and overlapping effects on certain acquisition settings. These are called Spatial Aliasing Artefacts (SAA) and their presence interferes with the segmentation of other anatomical structures. This paper addresses the segmentation of the SAA in T1-weighted MRI image sets, in order to effectively remove their influence over the legitimately positioned body structures. The proposed method comprises an initial thresholding, employing the Triangle method, an aggregation of neighboring voxels through Region Growing. Further refinement of the objects contour is obtained with Convex Hull and a Minimum Path algorithm applied to two orthogonal planes (Sagittal and Axial). Some experiments concerning the extension of the pipeline used are reported and the results seem promising. The average contour distance concerning the Ground Truth (GT) rounds 2.5 mm and area metrics point out average overlaps above 64% with the GT. Some issues concerning the fusion between the output from the two planes are to be perfected. Nevertheless, the results seems sufficient to neutralize the influence of SAA and expedite the downstream anatomical segmentation tasks. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017.
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