Sept. 27, 1999 to Sept. 29, 1999
Xun Wang , University of Cincinnati
William G. Wee , University of Cincinnati
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.
Xun Wang, William G. Wee, "A New Deformable Contour Method", ICIAP, 1999, Image Analysis and Processing, International Conference on, Image Analysis and Processing, International Conference on 1999, pp. 430, doi:10.1109/ICIAP.1999.797633