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Journal of Information Science and Engineering, Vol. 24 No. 1, pp. 99-113 (January 2008)

Template-Based Automatic Segmentation of Drosophila Mushroom Bodies

Guan-Yu Chen, Ying-Cheng Chen, Chu-Fang Lin, An-Chi Hu, Cheng-Chi Wu and Yung-Chang Chen
Department of Electrical Engineering
National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu, 300 Taiwan
E-mail: {cgu; dennis; libra; ycchen}@benz.ee.nthu.edu.tw

The segmentation of Drosophila mushroom bodies is highly demanded in the Drosophila brain research. In this work, we developed a template-based segmentation system with integration of the 3D average brain model. 3D registration and warping are performed to obtain the initial contours of the snake algorithm for the segmentation procedure. 3D models can be reconstructed from the segmentation results to update the average brain model. The proposed segmentation system is fast and automatic to construct a more precise standard 3D Drosophila brain model.

Keywords: template-based, segmentation, mushroom bodies, Drosophila, automatic

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Received February 2, 2007; accepted July 13, 2007.
Communicated by K. Robert Lai, Yu-Chee Tseng and Shu-Yuan Chen.