An Optimized Segmentation Framework Applied to Glioma Delimitation
László LEFKOVITS1, Szidónia LEFKOVITS2, Mircea F. VAIDA3
1 Sapientia Univesity,
Corunca 1C, Târgu Mures, 540485, Romania.
2 “Petru Maior” University,
1, N. Iorga St., Tg. Mureș, 540088, Romania.
3 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca,
28, Memorandumului St., Cluj-Napoca, 400144, Romania.
ABSTRACT: In this article we describe our segmentation framework applied to glioma delimitation in multimodal magnetic resonance images. Statistical pattern recognition strategies are applied to create a discriminative function. The discriminative classifier is the result of an automatic learning process based on random forest (RF) algorithm. This algorithm is used for two different purposes as well as in the construction of segmentation classifiers, as in the variable importance evaluation task. In the training phase the most important local image features are selected and the most adequate optimal parameters of the RF classifier are determined. The goal is to find the discriminative model that allows us to obtain the best possible segmentation performances. The segmentation framework obtained was evaluated online using the brain tumor segmentation benchmark system, and the performances were compared to the best ones reported in the literature.
KEYWORDS: image segmentation, features selection, random forest, brain tumor, multi modal MRI.
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László Lefkovits, Szidónia Lefkovits, Mircea F. Vaida, An Optimized Segmentation Framework Applied to Glioma Delimitation, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 26(2), pp. 203-212, 2017.