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Image Analysis and Processing, International Conference on (1999)
Venice, Italy
Sept. 27, 1999 to Sept. 29, 1999
ISBN: 0-7695-0040-4
pp: 430
Xun Wang , University of Cincinnati
William G. Wee , University of Cincinnati
ABSTRACT
In this paper, a new deformable contour method is presented and tested. The method incorporates several advantages and avoids the disadvantages of both the level set and the non-deterministic deformable contour methods. It takes the level set approach as a core procedure with an enhanced velocity control using a region growing like function, and the introduction of the non-deterministic approach to generate a set of candidate contours for evaluation by an energy function.The resulting procedure can handle blurred and/or opened contours, and noisy contours in images with a complex structure. The procedure is automatic and rather insensitive to the initial location, and has only one parameter ? to adjust. Local energy minima contours can easily be tuned to attend. Experimental results on human abdominal CT image, brain MRI image, and ultrasound pig heart images are favorably reported.
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Xun Wang, William G. Wee, "A New Deformable Contour Method", Image Analysis and Processing, International Conference on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 430, 1999, doi:10.1109/ICIAP.1999.797633
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