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Self-learning contour finding algorithm for echocardiac analysis
Author(s): Ding-Horng Chen; Yung-Nien Sun
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Paper Abstract

The detection of left ventricular boundary is an interesting and challenging task in the cardiac analysis. In this paper, a self-learning contour finding model derived based on the snake model is designed to detect the echocardiac boundaries. The proposed model utilizes the genetic algorithms as a training kernel to acquire the weights for the driving forces in the snake deformation. Thus, the weights can be treated as a priori knowledge of contour definition before the contour finding process is proceeded. Both the synthetic and real image experiments are carried out to verify the performance of the proposed method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3338, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing, (24 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310975
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Ding-Horng Chen, National Cheng-Kung Univ. (Taiwan)
Yung-Nien Sun, National Cheng-Kung Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3338:
Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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