Segmentation of the developing cortical plate from MRI data of the fetal brain is highly challenging due to partial volume effects, low contrast and heterogeneous maturation caused by ongoing myelination processes. We present a new atlas-free method for segmenting the boundary between the cortical plate and subplate in fetal brains, by exploiting diffusion-weighted imaging cues. The accuracy of the segmentation algorithm is demonstrated by application to fetal sheep brain MRI data.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2016 - Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore, Singapore|
Duration: 7 May 2016 → 13 May 2016
|Conference||Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2016|
|Abbreviated title||ISMRM-ESMRMB 2016|
|Period||7/05/16 → 13/05/16|