Interactive lung segmentation in abnormal human and animal chest CT scans Articles uri icon


  • Kockelkorn, T.T.J.P.
  • Schaefer-Prokop, C.M.
  • Bozovic, G.
  • Van Rikxoort, E.M.
  • Brown, M.S.
  • De Jong, P.A.
  • Viergever, M.A.
  • Van Ginneken, B.

publication date

  • August 2014

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 14


  • 8


  • 41

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0094-2405


  • Abstract: Purpose: Many medical image analysis systems require segmentation of the structures of interest as a first step. For scans with gross pathology, automatic segmentation methods may fail. The authors' aim is to develop a versatile, fast, and reliable interactive system to segment anatomical structures. In this study, this system was used for segmenting lungs in challenging thoracic computed tomography (CT) scans.


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