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Application of image processing system using fuzzy chips for soft tissue extraction
Author(s): Satoshi Matsushita; Hiroshi Oyamada; Masahiro Kusakabe; Naoki Suzuki
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes our new medical imaging processing system using fuzzy chips, which is capable of generating an image of contour of tissue, such as liver, carotid artery, and hepatic duct. Fuzzy inference method was used in extracting contour image of such structures out of the original image from MRI. Our previous system was built on a personal computer equipped with a fuzzy chip, while our new system reported in this paper has a graphic workstation equipped with a specially made fuzzy inference board having multiple fuzzy chips. This change has achieved great enhancement in processing speed. The fuzzy inference board was connected via VME bus to a graphic workstation, which controls flow of data to and from the fuzzy inference board, preprocessing of original medical image data, and final stage of determining contour of interested structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2434, Medical Imaging 1995: Image Processing, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208751
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Satoshi Matsushita, Sony Corp. (Japan)
Hiroshi Oyamada, Sony Corp. (Japan)
Masahiro Kusakabe, Sony Corp. (Japan)
Naoki Suzuki, Jikei Univ. School of Medicine (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2434:
Medical Imaging 1995: Image Processing
Murray H. Loew, Editor(s)

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