An automatic multi-tissue human fetal brain segmentation benchmark using the Fetal Tissue Annotation Dataset

Kelly Payette, Priscille de Dumast, Hamza Kebiri, Ivan Ezhov, Johannes C. Paetzold, Suprosanna Shit, Asim Iqbal, Romesa Khan, Raimund Kottke, Patrice Grehten, Hui Ji, Levente Lanczi, Marianna Nagy, Monika Beresova, Thi Dao Nguyen, Giancarlo Natalucci, Theofanis Karayannis, Bjoern Menze, Meritxell Bach Cuadra, Andras Jakab

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Abstract

It is critical to quantitatively analyse the developing human fetal brain in order to fully understand neurodevelopment in both normal fetuses and those with congenital disorders. To facilitate this analysis, automatic multi-tissue fetal brain segmentation algorithms are needed, which in turn requires open datasets of segmented fetal brains. Here we introduce a publicly available dataset of 50 manually segmented pathological and non-pathological fetal magnetic resonance brain volume reconstructions across a range of gestational ages (20 to 33 weeks) into 7 different tissue categories (external cerebrospinal fluid, grey matter, white matter, ventricles, cerebellum, deep grey matter, brainstem/spinal cord). In addition, we quantitatively evaluate the accuracy of several automatic multi-tissue segmentation algorithms of the developing human fetal brain. Four research groups participated, submitting a total of 10 algorithms, demonstrating the benefits the dataset for the development of automatic algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number167
JournalScientific Data
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021

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