Attempt to extract 3D image of liver automatically out of abdominal MRI

Satoshi Matsushita*, Hiroshi Oyamada, Masahiro Kusakabe, Naoki Suzuki

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This paper describes our new method of automatic interpretation of cross sectional pictures of human body. In our case, 2- dimensional image of liver is extracted from abdominal MR images. And by reconstructing 3-dimensional (3-D) images, we had volumetric estimation. Fuzzy inference was utilized in extraction processing, so that our processing system could involve logic of image interpretation. Resulting volumetric measurement of our 3- dimensional estimation was underestimation by some 11%, when compared to that of a human expert's estimation. Our processing method is valid for segmentation of soft tissue, which is hard to be processed by only conventional image processing. And this method will lead to real time 3-dimensional image processing in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsMurray H. Loew
PublisherPubl by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0819411310
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 1993: Image Processing - Newport Beach, CA, USA
Duration: 1992 Feb 141992 Feb 19

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceMedical Imaging 1993: Image Processing
CityNewport Beach, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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