Abstract de la publi numéro 16342

The paper presents an unsupervised algorithm for the joint segmentation of 4-D PET-CT images. The proposed method is based on a bivariate-Poisson mixture model to represent the bimodal data. A Bayesian framework is developed to label the voxels as well as jointly estimate the parameters of the mixture model. A generalized four-dimensional Potts-Markov Random Field (MRF) has been incorporated into the method to represent the spatio-temporal coherence of the mixture components. The method is successfully applied to 4-D registered PET-CT data of a patient with lung cancer. Results show that the proposed model fits accurately the data and allows the segmentation of different tissues and the identification of tumors in temporal series.