Investigation of probability maps in deep-learning-based brain ventricle parcellation

Yuli Wang, Anqi Feng, Yuan Xue, Muhan Shao, Ari M. Blitz, Mark G. Luciano, Aaron Carass, Jerry L. Prince

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) is a brain disorder associated with ventriculomegaly. Accurate segmentation of the ventricle system into its sub-compartments from magnetic resonance images (MRIs) could help evaluate NPH patients for surgical intervention. In this paper, we modify a 3D U-net utilizing probability maps to perform accurate ventricle parcellation, even with grossly enlarged ventricles and post-surgery shunt artifacts, from MRIs. Our method achieves a mean dice similarity coefficient (DSC) on whole ventricles for healthy controls of 0.864 ± 0.047 and 0.961 ± 0.024 for NPH patients. Furthermore, with the benefit of probability maps, the proposed method provides superior performance on MRI with grossly enlarged ventricles (mean DSC value of 0.965 ± 0.027) or post-surgery shunt artifacts (mean DSC value of 0.964 ± 0.031). Results indicate that our method provides a high robust parcellation tool on the ventricular systems which is comparable to other state-of-the-art methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2023
Subtitle of host publicationImage Processing
EditorsOlivier Colliot, Ivana Isgum
ISBN (Electronic)9781510660335
StatePublished - 2023
EventMedical Imaging 2023: Image Processing - San Diego, United States
Duration: Feb 19 2023Feb 23 2023

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferenceMedical Imaging 2023: Image Processing
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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