Article of the Month, February 2018 (Joskowicz's lab)

February 7, 2018

Computer-based radiological longitudinal evaluation of meningiomas following stereotactic radiosurgery


Authors: Ben Shimol et al. (Joskowicz's lab)
Published in: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery on October 2017


This paper presents a new algorithm for the automatic segmentation and volumetric evaluation of meningioma (a common kind of brain tumors) in MRI scans following radiosurgery.   The algorithm is automatic, obviates the need for independent tumor localization and incorporates the same tumor delineation criteria in both the  pre and post-therapy MRI scans. Our experimental results indicate a very high correspondence between the automatically generated and the ground-truth segmentations. This suggest that our method may be a useful tool for the evaluation of meningioma tumor prognosis.