Application of High Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging Methods for Spinal Cord Tissue Segmentation

Durlu C., Erdogan H. B., Kucukdeveci O. F., GENÇER N. G.

20th National Biomedical Engineering Meeting (BIYOMUT), İzmir, Turkey, 3 - 05 November 2016 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents the primitive results of high resolution Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging experiments that are performed for spinal cord segmentation purposes. In the study, it is aimed to image the epidural space, the cerebrospinal fluid, the white matter and the gray matter tissues in the lower cervical and upper thoracic regions of the spine with a maximum voxel size of 1x1x1 mm(3). For this purpose, the MRI sequences providing T2 and T2* images and used for spinal cord segmentation in the literature are investigated and some of them are modified to fulfill the voxel requirement.