Extended boundary shift integral

Jyrki Lötjönen, Christian Ledig, Juha Koikkalainen, Robin Wolz, Lennart Thurfjell, Hilkka Soininen, Sébastien Ourselin, Daniel Rueckert

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The boundary shift integral (BSI) is a widely used method for measuring atrophy rate, dynamic changes of the gray-matter and cerebrospinal fluid boundaries in magnetic resonance images. BSI is based on intensity differences on this boundary region. This work extends the method in two respects: 1) Instead of using only intensity information on the boundary region, a probabilistic approach is proposed in which also other characteristics of the boundary region can be used. 2) The use of the probabilistic model enables to measure changes between any structures or combination of structures in the image. The performance of the extended BSI is verified against standard BSI in the ADNI and AIBL cohorts. The area-under-the-curve is clearly above 90 % in both cohorts when comparing the classification between cognitively normal and Alzheimer's disease groups. The accuracies of the extended BSI were higher than the standard BSI between these groups.
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


  • boundary shift integral
  • atrophy rate


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