M. Egmont-Petersen, Alejandro F Frangi, W. Niessen
Sep 3, 2000
Proceedings 15th International Conference on Pattern Recognition. ICPR-2000
The decrease in the volume of viable tumor is an indicator for the effect preoperative chemotherapy has on bone tumors. We develop an approach for segmenting dynamic perfusion MR-images into viable tumor, nonviable tumor and healthy tissue. Two cascaded feedforward neural networks are trained to perform the pixel-based segmentation. As features, we use the parameters obtained from a pharmacokinetic model of the tissue perfusion (parametric images). Additional multiscale features that incorporate contextual information are included. Experiments indicate that multiscale blurred versions of the parametric images together with a multiscale formulation of the local image entropy are the most discriminative features.