Segmentation of the fetal brain cortical plate using diffusion-weighted imaging cues

Rosita Shishegar, Shreya Rana, David W. Walker, Leigh A. Johnston

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventJoint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2016 - Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 7 May 201613 May 2016


ConferenceJoint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2016
Abbreviated titleISMRM-ESMRMB 2016
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