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Robustness of Local Binary Patterns in Brain MR Image Analysis
Authors: Devrim Unay, Ahmet Ekin, Mujdat Cetin, Ragu Jasinschi, Aytul Ercil
Published in: International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Publication year: 2007
Abstract: The aging population in developed countries has shifted considerable research attention to diseases related to age. Because age is one of the highest risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases, the need for automated brain image analysis has significantly increased. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a commonly used modality to image brain. MRI provides high tissue contrast; hence, the existing brain image analysis methods have often preferred the intensity information to others, such as texture. Recently, an easy-to-compute texture descriptor, Local Binary Pattern (LBP), has shown promise in various applications outside the medical field. In this paper, after extensive experiments, we show that rotation-invariant LBP is invariant to some common MRI artifacts that makes it possible to use it in various high-level brain MR image analysis applications.
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