Title: Energy-based active contour method for image segmentation

Authors: Ramgopal Kashyap; Vivek Tiwari

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, AISECT University, Bhopal (M.P.), 462041, India ' International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-NR), Naya Raipur (C.G.), 492 002, Indi

Abstract: The level set methods have given effective structures to medical image analysis. Nonetheless, to acquire exact limits of the objects, particularly when they have feeble edges or inhomogeneous forces, is still an extremely difficult undertaking. It is found that existing level set methodologies neglect to fragment the images with powerless edges. The hazy edges and inhomogeneous powers cause instability for segmentation. In this paper, a novel energy based level set approach is proposed in which the energy capacity is defined by contrast between the real and assessed likelihood densities of the powers and partial differential equation is determined for finding the base of the vital work. The proposed approach has been tried on medical images and find the genuine protest limits, low difference, and inhomogeneous forces. The technique determines profitable advantages like computerisation, invariance of force inhomogeneity and precise medical image portions.

Keywords: active contour model; HRBAC; hybrid region-based active contour; level set method; LBF; local binary fitting; local region-based method; image segmentation; medical images; energy capacity; partial differential equations; PDEs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEH.2017.083165

International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 2017 Vol.9 No.2/3, pp.210 - 225

Received: 31 May 2016
Accepted: 02 Dec 2016

Published online: 06 Mar 2017 *

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