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Author Das, B. ♦ Banerjee, S.
Sponsorship IEEE Comput. Soc. Tech. Committee on Computational Medicine ♦ Texas Tech Univ. College of Eng
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2004
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Biomedical imaging ♦ Image segmentation ♦ Spline ♦ Force control ♦ Image edge detection ♦ Elasticity ♦ Electronic mail ♦ Biomedical image processing ♦ Radiology ♦ Active contours
Abstract Snakes or active contour model is used extensively for image segmentation in varied fields. However, some of its limitations restrict its use in many fields. This paper proposes a new homogeneity controlled inertial force driven energy minimizing spline for tracking object contours. An inertial force apart from the first and second order continuity forces controls the proposed spline. The inertial force is in turn guided by a homogeneity criteria, defined based on the initial location of the spline. This new force field pushes the snake through the concavities and also against weak edge forces. A greedy snake has been used for computation of the energy minimizing spline. The algorithm has been tested on phantoms and ultrasound images as well. This algorithm can even be extended for textured image segmentation and many other areas, where the application of snake is restricted by its inability to conform to true edges or converge to concavities.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Radiol., Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA (Das, B.)
ISBN 0769521045
ISSN 10637125
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-06-25
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 275.69 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 304
Ending Page 309


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library