Content Based Image Retrieval of T2 Weighted Brain MR Images Similar to T1 Weighted Images

  • Abraham Varghese
  • Kannan Balakrishnan
  • Reji R. Varghese
  • Joseph S. Paul
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8251)


Magnetic Resonance images play a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of the diseases of the brain. The MRI can acquire cross sectional images of our body, based on T1 and T2 relaxation of the tissues. As the information presented in these two images is often complimentary, both these images need to be compared for accurate clinical diagnosis. Hence automatic retrieval of similar slices of T1 weighted images from T2 weighted images or vice versa is of much value. In this paper T2-weighted (or T1 weighted) similar brain MR images within and across the subjects are retrieved using T1-weighted (or T2 weighted) as query images. The rotational and translational invariant form of Modified Local Binary Pattern is used to retrieve the similar anatomical structure MR images.


Image Retrieval Local Binary Pattern Query Image Content Base Image Retrieval Relevant Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abraham Varghese
    • 1
  • Kannan Balakrishnan
    • 2
  • Reji R. Varghese
    • 3
  • Joseph S. Paul
    • 4
  1. 1.Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and TechnologyKaladyIndia
  2. 2.Cochin University of Science and TechnologyCochinIndia
  3. 3.Co-Operative Medical CollegeCochinIndia
  4. 4.Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, TVMIndia

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