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Adaptive Mesh Expansion Model (AMEM) for liver segmentation from CT image.

Wang X, Yang J, Ai D, Zheng Y, Tang S, Wang Y - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: The triangular facet of the DSM is adaptively decomposed into smaller triangular components, which can significantly improve the segmentation accuracy of the irregularly sharp corners of the liver.Experiments demonstrate that the proposed AMEM algorithm is effective and robust and thus outperforms six other up-to-date algorithms.Moreover, AMEM can achieve a mean overlap error of 6.8% and a mean volume difference of 2.7%, whereas the average symmetric surface distance and the root mean square symmetric surface distance can reach 1.3 mm and 2.7 mm, respectively.

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Affiliation: Beijing Engineering Research Center of Mixed Reality and Advanced Display, School of Optics and Electronics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China.

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This study proposes a novel adaptive mesh expansion model (AMEM) for liver segmentation from computed tomography images. The virtual deformable simplex model (DSM) is introduced to represent the mesh, in which the motion of each vertex can be easily manipulated. The balloon, edge, and gradient forces are combined with the binary image to construct the external force of the deformable model, which can rapidly drive the DSM to approach the target liver boundaries. Moreover, tangential and normal forces are combined with the gradient image to control the internal force, such that the DSM degree of smoothness can be precisely controlled. The triangular facet of the DSM is adaptively decomposed into smaller triangular components, which can significantly improve the segmentation accuracy of the irregularly sharp corners of the liver. The proposed method is evaluated on the basis of different criteria applied to 10 clinical data sets. Experiments demonstrate that the proposed AMEM algorithm is effective and robust and thus outperforms six other up-to-date algorithms. Moreover, AMEM can achieve a mean overlap error of 6.8% and a mean volume difference of 2.7%, whereas the average symmetric surface distance and the root mean square symmetric surface distance can reach 1.3 mm and 2.7 mm, respectively.

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Nine intermediate deformation results of the proposed method.(T) shows the number of iterations.
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pone.0118064.g006: Nine intermediate deformation results of the proposed method.(T) shows the number of iterations.

Mentions: Fig. 6 demonstrates nine steps of the intermediate calculation results of the proposed methods. The iteration number is denoted as T = 0 to T = 30, and the deformation model is superposed onto the original 3D volume data. From the Fig., it can be seen that the simplex mesh model gradually deforms from a spherical ball to the boundary of the liver. For the iteration steps 1 to 10, the degree of deformation is significantly fast, therefore, the mesh gradually deforms and finally reaches a steady state. Furthermore, triangular facet becomes finer with the increase of the iteration. Evidently, the mesh can deform into the sharp corners of the liver and obtain accurate segmentation.


Adaptive Mesh Expansion Model (AMEM) for liver segmentation from CT image.

Wang X, Yang J, Ai D, Zheng Y, Tang S, Wang Y - PLoS ONE (2015)

Nine intermediate deformation results of the proposed method.(T) shows the number of iterations.
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pone.0118064.g006: Nine intermediate deformation results of the proposed method.(T) shows the number of iterations.
Mentions: Fig. 6 demonstrates nine steps of the intermediate calculation results of the proposed methods. The iteration number is denoted as T = 0 to T = 30, and the deformation model is superposed onto the original 3D volume data. From the Fig., it can be seen that the simplex mesh model gradually deforms from a spherical ball to the boundary of the liver. For the iteration steps 1 to 10, the degree of deformation is significantly fast, therefore, the mesh gradually deforms and finally reaches a steady state. Furthermore, triangular facet becomes finer with the increase of the iteration. Evidently, the mesh can deform into the sharp corners of the liver and obtain accurate segmentation.

Bottom Line: The triangular facet of the DSM is adaptively decomposed into smaller triangular components, which can significantly improve the segmentation accuracy of the irregularly sharp corners of the liver.Experiments demonstrate that the proposed AMEM algorithm is effective and robust and thus outperforms six other up-to-date algorithms.Moreover, AMEM can achieve a mean overlap error of 6.8% and a mean volume difference of 2.7%, whereas the average symmetric surface distance and the root mean square symmetric surface distance can reach 1.3 mm and 2.7 mm, respectively.

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Affiliation: Beijing Engineering Research Center of Mixed Reality and Advanced Display, School of Optics and Electronics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China.

ABSTRACT
This study proposes a novel adaptive mesh expansion model (AMEM) for liver segmentation from computed tomography images. The virtual deformable simplex model (DSM) is introduced to represent the mesh, in which the motion of each vertex can be easily manipulated. The balloon, edge, and gradient forces are combined with the binary image to construct the external force of the deformable model, which can rapidly drive the DSM to approach the target liver boundaries. Moreover, tangential and normal forces are combined with the gradient image to control the internal force, such that the DSM degree of smoothness can be precisely controlled. The triangular facet of the DSM is adaptively decomposed into smaller triangular components, which can significantly improve the segmentation accuracy of the irregularly sharp corners of the liver. The proposed method is evaluated on the basis of different criteria applied to 10 clinical data sets. Experiments demonstrate that the proposed AMEM algorithm is effective and robust and thus outperforms six other up-to-date algorithms. Moreover, AMEM can achieve a mean overlap error of 6.8% and a mean volume difference of 2.7%, whereas the average symmetric surface distance and the root mean square symmetric surface distance can reach 1.3 mm and 2.7 mm, respectively.

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