A Challenging Issue: Detection of White Matter Hyperintensities in Neonatal Brain MRI

Baptiste Morel1, Yongchao Xu2, Alessio Virzi3, Thierry Géraud4, Catherine Adamsbaum, Isabelle Bloch5

  • 1Francois Rabelais University
  • 2LTCI, CNRS, TelecomParisTech, Universite Paris-Saclay, Paris, France
  • 3LTCI, CNRS, Telecom ParisTech, Universite Paris-Saclay, Paris, France
  • 4EPITA
  • 5Télécom ParisTech - CNRS UMR 5141 LTCI



Invited Lectures


BioMedical Imaging and Image Processing


08:00 - 09:30 | Wed 17 Aug | Fantasia E | WeAT5

Frontiers in Imaging and Image Analysis


The progress of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows for a precise exploration of the brain of premature infants at term equivalent age. The so-called DEHSI (diffuse excessive high signal intensity) of the white matter of premature brains remains a challenging issue in terms of definition, and thus of interpretation. We propose a semi-automatic detection and quantification method of white matter hyperintensities in MRI relying on morphological operators and max-tree representations, which constitutes a powerful tool to help radiologists to improve their interpretation. Results show better reproducibility and robustness than interactive segmentation.

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