Automatic Vertebral Body Segmentation using Semantic Segmentationt
Adela Arpitha1, Lalitha Rangarajan2
1Adela Arpitha*, Department of Studies in Computer Science, University of Mysore, Mysuru, India.
2Lalitha Rangarajan, Department of Studies in Computer Science, University of Mysore, Mysuru, India.

Manuscript received on November 17., 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 24 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 12163-12167 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D8584118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D8584.118419

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Abstract: Segmentation of vertebral bodies (VB) is a preliminary and useful step for the diagnosis of spine pathologies, deformations and fractures caused due to various reasons. We present a method to address this challenging problem of VB segmentation using a trending method – Semantic Segmentation (SS). The objective of semantic segmentation of images usually consisting of three main components – convolutions, downsampling, and upsampling layers is to mark every pixel of an image with a correlating class of what is being described. In this study, we developed a unique automatic semantic segmentation architecture to segment the VB from Computed Tomography (CT) images, and we compared our segmentation results with reference segmentations obtained by the experts. We evaluated the proposed method on a publicly available dataset and achieved an average accuracy of 94.16% and an average Dice Similarity Coefficient (DSC) of 93.51% for VB segmentation.
Keywords: Automatic Segmentation; Vertebral Body; Semantic Segmentation; CT.
Scope of the Article: Mobile System Validation and Test Automation.