• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2009, Volume: 2, Issue: 9, Pages: 26-31

Original Article

Region growing for MRI brain tumor volume analysis


The tumor volume is a significant prognostic factor in the treatment of malignant tumors. Manual segmentation of brain tumors from MR images is a challenging and time consuming task. A semi-automated region growing segmentation method is proposed to segment brain tumor from MR images. The proposed method can successfully segment a tumor provided that the parameters are set properly. This method is applied to 8-tumor contained MRI slices from 2 brain tumor patients’ and satisfactory segmentation results are achieved.

Keywords: Brain tumor, MRI, imaging, segmentation. 


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