Region Growing Image Segmentation for Newborn Brain MRIAuthor(s): Udayakumar E, Santhi S, Gowrishankar R, Ramesh C and Gowthaman T
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is increasingly being used to assess brain growth and development in infants. Such studies are based on quantitative analysis of anatomical segmentation of brain MRI images. However, the large changes in the brain shape and appearance associated with development, the lower signal-to-noise ratio and partial volume effects in the newborn brain are the present challenges for accurate segmentation of newborn MRI data. This system provides a framework for accurate intensity based segmentation of newborn brain using region growing algorithm.