Paper Title:
An Intelligent Image Segmentation Algorithm for Medical Ultrasonic Instruments
  Abstract

In company with medical instruments ' development, the corresponding software plays more and more role in the application. And medical image processing software has become an important component of the medical ultrasonic instruments. Image segmentation plays an important role in both qualitative and quantitative analysis of medical ultrasound images. But state-of-arts methods in the aspect of segmentation can not get satisfactory results. We propose an intelligent image segmentation method for medical ultrasonic images. The algorithm improved active contour model with relevance vector machine, where the advantages of supervised learning classification and the global region distribution information can be exploited to enhance the performance. In order to improve the segmentation speed and get precise initial contour, relevance vector machine also is used to obtain initial contour firstly. A large amount of experimental results have proved that our method outperforms many state-of-arts methods in the aspect of segmentation, and the method can be used in ultrasonic instruments effectively.

  Info
Periodical
Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 419-420)
Edited by
Daizhong Su, Qingbin Zhang and Shifan Zhu
Pages
701-704
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.419-420.701
Citation
G. C. Gu, C. M. Zhu, H. B. Liu, S. Jing, H. L. Yu, "An Intelligent Image Segmentation Algorithm for Medical Ultrasonic Instruments", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 419-420, pp. 701-704, 2010
Online since
October 2009
Export
Price
$32.00
Share

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

Authors: Hui Yan Jiang, Xi He Gao
Abstract:Snakes are extensively used in computer vision and Image processing. However, when it comes to the liver segmentation from computed...
435
Authors: Ai Ming Wang, Ji Peng Wang, Yan Qiang Ge, Guo Ying Liu, Wen Ying Ge
Abstract:An dynamic suspected target fragment database based on three elements (bone block, fragment and feature) is designed to store pending oracle...
594
Authors: Yen Sheng Chen, Shao Hsien Chen, Jeih Jang Liou
Chapter 7: Other Related Topics
Abstract:Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become a widely used modality because it produces multispectral image sequences that provide...
1998
Authors: Hai Yong Xu, Ming Hua Liu
Chapter 5: Information Processing and Computational Science
Abstract:In this paper, we propose a novel edge and region-based active contour model. We consider geodesic curve and region-based model, and evolve a...
892
Authors: Hong Lan, Le Quan Min
Chapter 12: Pattern Recognition Technology
Abstract:Snake model is one of classical active contour models, and is widely used in the image segmentation. But it has defects of sensitive to the...
2643