Medical Image Segmentation

Medical image segmentation is an important preprocessing step in many statistical image analysis studies. We have developed efficient and accurate image segmentation algorithms by incorporating machine/deep learning techniques, particularly convolutional neural networks, into image segmentation.

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  • Yin S, Peng Q, Li H, Zhang Z, You X, Fischer K, Furth SL Tasian GE, Fan Y, Automatic kidney segmentation in ultrasound images using subsequent boundary distance regression and pixelwise classification networks. Med Image Anal. 2020 Feb;60:101602. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2019 Nov 8. PMID: 31760193
  • Li Y, Li H, Fan Y. ACEnet: Anatomical context-encoding network for neuroanatomy segmentation. Med Image Anal. 2021 May;70:101991. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2021 Feb 7. PMID: 33607514; PMCID: PMC8044013.