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In the field of multi-atlas segmentation, patch-based approaches have shown promising results in the segmentation of biomedical images. In the most common approach, registration is used to warp the atlases to the target space and then the warped atlas labelmaps are fused into a consensus segmentation based on local appearance information encoded in form of patches. The registration step establishes spatial correspondence, which is important to obtain anatomical priors. Patch-based label fusion in the target space has shown to produce very accurate segmentations although at the expense of registering all atlases to each target image. Moreover, appearance (i.e., patches) and label information used by label fusion is extracted from the warped atlases, which are subject to interpolation errors. In this work, we revisit and extend the patch-based label fusion framework, exploring the role of extracting this information from the native space of both atlases and target images, thus avoiding interpolation artifacts, but at the same time, we do it in a way that it does not sacrifice the anatomical priors derived by registration. We further propose a common formulation for two widely-used label fusion strategies, i.e., similarity-based and a particular type of learning-based label fusion. The proposed framework is evaluated on subcortical structure segmentation in adult brains and tissue segmentation in fetal brain MRI. Our results indicate that using atlas patches in their native space yields superior performance than warping the atlases to the target image. The learning-based approach tends to outperform the similarity-based approach, with the particularity that using patches in native space lessens the computational requirements of learning. As conclusion, the combination of learning-based label fusion and native atlas patches yields the best performance with reduced test times than conventional similarity-based approaches.
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Name: Computerized medical imaging and graphics : the official journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
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An electrophysiologic technique for studying cells, cell membranes, and occasionally isolated organelles. All patch-clamp methods rely on a very high-resistance seal between a micropipette and a membrane; the seal is usually attained by gentle suction. The four most common variants include on-cell patch, inside-out patch, outside-out patch, and whole-cell clamp. Patch-clamp methods are commonly used to voltage clamp, that is control the voltage across the membrane and measure current flow, but current-clamp methods, in which the current is controlled and the voltage is measured, are also used.
A medicated adhesive patch placed on the skin to deliver a specific dose of medication into the bloodstream.
Skin tests in which the sensitizer is applied to a patch of cotton cloth or gauze held in place for approximately 48-72 hours. It is used for the elicitation of a contact hypersensitivity reaction.
The GENETIC RECOMBINATION of the parts of two or more GENES resulting in a gene with different or additional regulatory regions, or a new chimeric gene product. ONCOGENE FUSION includes an ONCOGENE as at least one of the fusion partners and such gene fusions are often detected in neoplastic cells and are transcribed into ONCOGENE FUSION PROTEINS. ARTIFICIAL GENE FUSION is carried out in vitro by RECOMBINANT DNA technology.
A common congenital midline defect of fusion of the vertebral arch without protrusion of the spinal cord or meninges. The lesion is also covered by skin. L5 and S1 are the most common vertebrae involved. The condition may be associated with an overlying area of hyperpigmented skin, a dermal sinus, or an abnormal patch of hair. The majority of individuals with this malformation are asymptomatic although there is an increased incidence of tethered cord syndrome and lumbar SPONDYLOSIS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p34)
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