Automatic quantification of CT images for traumatic brain injury

Juha Koikkalainen, Jyrki Lötjönen, Christian Ledig, Daniel Rueckert, Olli Tenovuo, David Menon

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health problem and the most common cause of permanent disability in people under the age of 40 years. In this paper, we present a fully automatic framework for the analysis of acute computed tomography (CT) images in TBI. Different pathologies common in TBI are quantified and all the information is combined for clinical outcome prediction in individual patients. We propose a multi-template approach for the registration of CT data, which improves the robustness and accuracy of spatial normalization. This is especially important for noisy CT data and TBI images with large areas of pathology. The tissue segmentation methods we use have been optimized to deal with these challenges. The methods we describe have been evaluated on acute CTs from 104 TBI patients. We demonstrate on this dataset that the prediction of dichotomized favorable or unfavorable outcome can be made with an accuracy of 79%.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2014
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-1961-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-1959-1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event11th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2014 - Peking, China
Duration: 29 Apr 20142 May 2014


Conference11th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2014
Abbreviated titleISBI 2014


  • traumatic brain injury
  • CT
  • registration
  • segmentation
  • classification
  • prognosis
  • multi-template


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