Servizio Comunitario di Informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo - CORDIS

Software to segment a micro-CT data set based on local thresholds

A precise segmentation of the scan images into binary bone/non-bone images is a crucial step to successfully detect changes between the in-vivo scans of different time points. Standard algorithms were not sufficiently accurate for the in-vivo data and we developed an automatic algorithm to perform this task. The new algorithm yields very accurate results of the true surface of the bone.

The algorithm has been accepted as a journal publication. The software itself is available free of charge on the group's website.

The software will be made available to others in order to further improve this research area in general. A code for improved segmentation was developed and made public (publication and placed on website). The code is already in use by plm. 10 other researches groups and significantly improve the segmentation of the micro-CT scans.

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ERASMUS MC
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3000 DR ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
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