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"Segmentation" property is rarely used
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In mitkTool.cpp the call SetProperty("segmentation", BoolProperty::New(true)); is used when creating a new segmentation node.
As far as I can see this property is only used in

  • mitkImageStatisticsHotspotTest.cpp
  • mitkMultiGaussianTest.cpp
  • QmitkDataSelectionWidget.cpp

For segmentations most of the time the property "binary" is used.

We should clarify if the "segmentation" property is useful and how it should be used.

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kalali created this task.Jan 31 2019, 4:50 PM
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kislinsk closed this task as Resolved.
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Status quo:

  • binary and segmentation is set for legacy segmentation images that were created with our segmentation tools. binary is always set even the legacy segmentation was not created in MITK.
  • Both properties are also set for the current segmentation image type which isn't necessary in theory because the image type would be enough.

Recommendation:

Keep the properties for legacy segmentations, try to check the data type for recent segmentations.