Journal article

Automated and manual hippocampal segmentation techniques: Comparison of results, reproducibility and clinical applicability.

Sona Hurtz, Nicole Chow, Amity E Watson, Johanne H Somme, Naira Goukasian, Kristy S Hwang, John Morra, David Elashoff, Sujuan Gao, Ronald C Petersen, Paul S Aisen, Paul M Thompson, Liana G Apostolova

Neuroimage Clin | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Imaging techniques used to measure hippocampal atrophy are key to understanding the clinical progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Various semi-automated hippocampal segmentation techniques are available and require human expert input to learn how to accurately segment new data. Our goal was to compare 1) the performance of our automated hippocampal segmentation technique relative to manual segmentations, and 2) the performance of our automated technique when provided with a training set from two different raters. We also explored the ability of hippocampal volumes obtained using manual and automated hippocampal segmentations to predict conversion from MCI to AD. METHODS: We a..

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