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26 June 1992 Surface fitting approach to the correction of spatial intensity variations in MR images
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Proceedings Volume 1660, Biomedical Image Processing and Three-Dimensional Microscopy; (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.59531
Event: SPIE/IS&T 1992 Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology, 1992, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Spatial intensity variations introduced by non-uniformity in the radio frequency (rf) coil of most MR scanners in clinical use preclude the selection of a single threshold for the separation of tissues across the entire image. Also, they increase the variance of the data, thus reducing the efficacy of numerical classifiers designed for the automatic segmentation of these images. In this paper, we present a new technique for the correction of spatial intensity variations. The methods require the labeling of a number of reference points across the image to which intensity surfaces are fitted. These surfaces are then utilized to correct the original images. Results obtained with phantom and patient data demonstrate the robustness of the approach and its impact on the classification results obtained with automatic classifiers.
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Benoit M. Dawant, Alex P. Zijdenbos, and Richard A. Margolin "Surface fitting approach to the correction of spatial intensity variations in MR images", Proc. SPIE 1660, Biomedical Image Processing and Three-Dimensional Microscopy, (26 June 1992); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.59531
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