Using automated segmentation techniques to evaluate hippocampal volume in ischemic stroke

Takeaway

  • Automated segmentation of hippocampal volumes from magnetic resonance images in people who have suffered a stroke is a reliable alternative to manual segmentation, with the FreeSurfer v6.0-Subfields method performing the best in terms of volume estimation.

Why this matters

    Neurodegenerative disease is often accompanied by a loss in hippocampal volume and quantifying this loss via manual segmentation is time consuming and labour-intensive; better assessments of automated segmentation techniques in stroke patients are needed.