Symmetry plane detection in brain image analysis: A survey

Surani Anuradha Jayasuriya, Alan Wee Chung Liew, Ngai Fong Law

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Advances in neuroimaging techniques have facilitated the study of anatomical and functional changes in the brain. Image analysis can aid precise diagnosis and treatment by providing quantitative measures. Despite the extensive research, automated analysis of neuroimages still remains a challenging problem. Integration of prior knowledge based on anatomical features can help to improve the accuracy. Brain's bilateral symmetry and its association with pathology could work as a priori when interpreting neuroimages for clinical diagnosis. This paper brings some of this research together to analyse symmetry integrated methods in neuroimaging and reviews various state-of-the-art symmetry plane detection techniques, applications, and key issues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-247
Number of pages18
JournalCurrent Medical Imaging Reviews
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013


  • Brain symmetry
  • Computer-aided diagnosis
  • Inter-hemispheric fissure
  • Medical image analysis
  • Mid-sagittal plane
  • Neuroimaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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