Automated segmentation of tissues using CT and MRI: A systematic review Journal Article


Authors: Lenchik, L.; Heacock, L.; Weaver, A. A.; Boutin, R. D.; Cook, T. S.; Itri, J.; Filippi, C. G.; Gullapalli, R. P.; Lee, J.; Zagurovskaya, M.; Retson, T.; Godwin, K.; Nicholson, J.; Narayana, P. A.
Article Title: Automated segmentation of tissues using CT and MRI: A systematic review
Abstract: Rationale and Objectives: The automated segmentation of organs and tissues throughout the body using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging has been rapidly increasing. Research into many medical conditions has benefited greatly from these approaches by allowing the development of more rapid and reproducible quantitative imaging markers. These markers have been used to help diagnose disease, determine prognosis, select patients for therapy, and follow responses to therapy. Because some of these tools are now transitioning from research environments to clinical practice, it is important for radiologists to become familiar with various methods used for automated segmentation. Materials and Methods: The Radiology Research Alliance of the Association of University Radiologists convened an Automated Segmentation Task Force to conduct a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature on this topic. Results: The systematic review presented here includes 408 studies and discusses various approaches to automated segmentation using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for neurologic, thoracic, abdominal, musculoskeletal, and breast imaging applications. Conclusion: These insights should help prepare radiologists to better evaluate automated segmentation tools and apply them not only to research, but eventually to clinical practice. © 2019 The Association of University Radiologists
Keywords: quantitative imaging; segmentation; ct; mri; machine learning
Journal Title: Academic Radiology
Volume: 26
Issue: 12
ISSN: 1076-6332
Publisher: Elsevier Science, Inc.  
Date Published: 2019-12-01
Start Page: 1695
End Page: 1706
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.acra.2019.07.006
PUBMED: 31405724
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC6878163
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 2 December 2019 -- Source: Scopus
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