Segmentation of Parotid Gland Using Artificial Intelligence From Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Kaba E., Sünnetci K. M., Beyazal Çeliker F., Alkan A.

8th International Hippocrates Congress on Medical and Health Sciences, 4 - 05 March 2022, pp.672-675

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Page Numbers: pp.672-675
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes



The parotid is the major salivary gland that perform a significant part of saliva production. As a result of radiotherapy used in the treatment of head and neck cancer, it can often be affected and dry mouth occurs. Therefore, segmentation of the parotid gland is important. In the routine, segmentation is done manually, and automatic segmentation studies are carried out with artificial intelligence techniques developed in recent years. In this study, we performed the automatic segmentation of the parotid gland on Magnetic Resonance images with artificial intelligence techniques. The model we have developed has performed the segmentation of the parotid gland with a very high accuracy.

Keywords: Parotid, Magnetic Resonance, Artificial Intelligence, Segmentation