Automated Prostate Segmentation in 3-D

We develop fully automated methods for prostate segmentation in 3-D. Such automated methods are useful in diagnosing prostate-related diseases as well as a preprocessing step for prostate cancer localization.

Automated 3-D segmentation of the prostate and the tumor.
Left: Ground truth, right: our automated methods.
Green color shows the surrounding tissue and organs,
blue the prostate, and red the tumor.

Segmented prostate in 3-D. Top: Ground truth, bottom: our automated method.
Four patients are shown (in four columns).
  • References:
    1. X. Liu, D. Langer, M. Haider, T. van der Kwast, A. Evans, M. N. Wernick, I. S. Yetik, "Unsupervised Segmentation of the Prostate Using MR Images Based on Level Sets with a Shape Prior,", Proceedings of IEEE EMBS, pp. 3613-3616, 2009.