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Morphological region-based initial contour algorithm for level set methods in image segmentation

Rad, AE, Rahim, MSM, Kolivand, H and Amin, IBM (2016) Morphological region-based initial contour algorithm for level set methods in image segmentation. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 76 (2). pp. 2185-2201. ISSN 1380-7501

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Abstract

Initial Contour (IC) is the essential step in level set image segmentation methods due to start the efficient process. However, the main issue with IC is how to generate the automatic technique in order to reduce the human interaction and moreover, suitable IC to have accurate result. In this paper a new technique which we called Morphological Region-Based Initial Contour (MRBIC), is proposed to overcome this issue. The idea is to generate the most suitable IC since the manual initialization of the level set function surface is a well-known drawback for accurate segmentation which has dependency on selection of IC and wrong selection will affect the result. We have utilized the statistical and morphological information inside and outside the contour to establish a region-based map function. This function is able to find the suitable IC on images to perform by level set methods. Experiments on synthetic and real images demonstrate the robustness of segmentation process using MRBIC method even on noisy images and with weak boundary. Furthermore, computational cost of segmentation process will be reduced using MRBIC.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Multimedia Tools and Applications. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11042-015-3196-y
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0803 Computer Software, 0805 Distributed Computing, 0806 Information Systems, 0801 Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computer Science
Publisher: Springer Verlag
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Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 10:59
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 10:59
DOI or Identification number: 10.1007/s11042-015-3196-y
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8069

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