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A challenging issue: detection of white matter hyperintensities in neonatal brain MRI

Abstract : The progress of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows for a precise exploration of the brain of premature infants at term equivalent age. The so-called DEHSI (diffuse excessive high signal intensity) of the white matter of premature brains remains a challenging issue in terms of definition and thus of interpretation. We propose a semi-automatic detection and quantification method of white matter hyperintensities in MRI relying on morphological operators and max-tree representations, which constitutes a powerful tool to help radiologists for improving their interpretation. Results show better reproducibility and robustness than interactive segmentation.
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Baptiste Morel, Yongchao Xu, Alessio Virzi, Thierry Géraud, Catherine Adamsbaum, et al.. A challenging issue: detection of white matter hyperintensities in neonatal brain MRI. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Sep 2016, Orlando, FL, United States. pp.93-96. ⟨hal-02287325⟩

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