Abstract—Multi-organ segmentation is a critical step in Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) system. We proposed a novel method for automatic abdominal multi-organ segmentation by introducing spatial information in the process of supervoxel classification. Supervoxels with boundaries adjacent to anatomical edges are separated from the image by using the Simple Linear Iterative Clustering (SLIC) from the images. Then a random forest classifier is built to predict the labels of the supervoxels according to their spatial and intensity features. Thirty abdominal CT images are used in the experiment of segmentation task for spleen, right kidney, left kidney, and liver region. The experiment result shows that the proposed method achieves a higher accuracy of segmentation compares to our previous model-based method.
Index Terms—multi-organ segmentation, computer-aided diagnosis, supervoxel, random forest
Cite: Jiaqi Wu, Guangxu Li, Huimin Lu, and Tohru Kamiya, "A Supervoxel Classification Based Method for Multi-organ Segmentation from Abdominal CT Images," Journal of Image and Graphics, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 9-14, March 2021. doi: 10.18178/joig.9.1.9-14
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