This tool supports
- MIAL, Simon Fraser University and BiSICL, University of British Columbia
TurtleSeg is an interactive segmentation tool originally designed for 3D medical images. TurtleSeg is developed at the Medical Image Analysis Lab at Simon Fraser University and the Biomedical Signal and Image Computing Laboratory at the University of British Columbia.
Accurate and automatic 3D medical image segmentation remains an elusive goal and manual intervention is often unavoidable. TurtleSeg implements techniques that allow the user to provide intuitive yet minimal interaction for guiding the 3D segmentation process.
A typical workflow involves having the user load a 3D image and then use 2D Livewire to manually contour a sparse number of different slices. The full 3D segmentation can then be built automatically using the user-provided information. TurtleSeg is named after the Turtlemap 3D Livewire algorithm  implemented in TurtleSeg for constructing the 3D segmentation. The algorithm employs the concept of a "Turtlemap" in order to automatically produce a dense set of parallel segmentation contours from a sparse set of user provided contours.
- NIfTI-1 support
- The NIfTI file format is supported by TurtleSeg in a limited fashion. We use ITK 3.16.0's NIfTI file IO functionality.
- Andrew Top, Ghassan Hamarneh and Rafeef Abugharbieh
- Free, 1-year license
- How to get
- Download information is at www.turtleseg.org.
- Current version
- Current version release date
- December 12th, 2011
- Open source
- 1-year free usage, LGPL and BSD.
- Available free of charge
- Technical publications
- Andrew Top, Ghassan Hamarneh, and Rafeef Abugharbieh. Active Learning for Interactive 3D Image Segmentation In Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), volume 6893, pages 603-610, 2011.
- Andrew Top, Ghassan Hamarneh, and Rafeef Abugharbieh. Spotlight: Automated Confidence-based User Guidance for Increasing Efficiency in Interactive 3D Image Segmentation. In Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention Workshop on Medical Computer Vision (MICCAI MCV), pages 204-213, 2010.
- Miranda Poon, Ghassan Hamarneh, and Rafeef Abugharbieh. Efficient Interactive 3D Livewire Segmentation of Objects with Arbitrarily Topologies. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, volume 32, pages 639-650, 2008.
- Miranda Poon, Ghassan Hamarneh, and Rafeef Abugharbieh. Segmentation of Complex Objects with Non-Spherical Topologies from Volumetric Medical Images using 3D Livewire. In SPIE Medical Imaging, volume 6512, pages 1-10, 2007.
- Ghassan Hamarneh, Johnson Yang, Chris McIntosh, and Morgan Langille. 3D live-wire-based semi-automatic segmentation of medical images. In SPIE Medical Imaging, volume 5747, pages 1597-1603, 2005.
- Applications publications
- Other information
- NIfTI-1 support, segmentation, visualization, volume
- IATR listing last updated
- 12 Dec 2011
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