MRI Observations of Japanese Encephalitis in Newborn
Keywords:Japanese encephalitis; newborn; particle filter, MRI, segmentation
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is one of severe viral encephalitis that affects individuals in Asia, western Pacific
countries, and northern Australia. Although 67,900 JE cases have been estimated among 24 JE epidemic countries annually.
Japanese encephalitis epidemics have been reported in many parts of the India. The incidence has been reported to be high among
pediatric group with high mortality. The incidence of JE in recent times is showing an increasing trend, it claims 1495 lives in 2014
in India. The MRI is an important tool for establishing the diagnosis of Japanese encephalitis and it helps to differentiate from
other viral encephalitis. In this paper Particle filtering approach is used to segment the brain MR image of JE victim and its
volumetric analysis is performed. This analysis play important role for neurologist for early detection of JE.