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Med Image Anal. 2011 Aug;15(4):477-88. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2011 Feb 17.

Evaluation framework for carotid bifurcation lumen segmentation and stenosis grading.

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Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam, Departments of Radiology & Medical Informatics, Erasmus MC, P.O. Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


This paper describes an evaluation framework that allows a standardized and objective quantitative comparison of carotid artery lumen segmentation and stenosis grading algorithms. We describe the data repository comprising 56 multi-center, multi-vendor CTA datasets, their acquisition, the creation of the reference standard and the evaluation measures. This framework has been introduced at the MICCAI 2009 workshop 3D Segmentation in the Clinic: A Grand Challenge III, and we compare the results of eight teams that participated. These results show that automated segmentation of the vessel lumen is possible with a precision that is comparable to manual annotation. The framework is open for new submissions through the website

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