The cerebellum plays a central role in sensory input, voluntary motor action, and many neuropsychological functions and is involved in many brain diseases and neurological disorders. Cerebellar parcellation from magnetic resonance images provides a way to study regional cerebellar atrophy and also provides an anatomical map for functional imaging. In a recent comparison, a multi-atlas approach proved to be superior to other parcellation methods including some based on convolutional neural networks (CNNs) which have a considerable speed advantage. In this work, we developed an alternative CNN design for cerebellar parcellation, yielding a method that achieves the leading performance to date. The proposed method was evaluated on multiple data sets to show its broad applicability, and a Singularity container has been made publicly available.
- Convolutional neural networks
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cognitive Neuroscience