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Interactive tools for image segmentation
Author(s): Marcel P. Jackowski; Ardeshir Goshtasby; Martin Satter
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Paper Abstract

Interactive tools for segmenting 2-D and 3-D images are presented. These tools allow a user to quickly revise a segmentation result obtained from an automatic method. A thresholding technique is described that finds a unique threshold value for each homogeneous region in an image. The threshold value is found such that variance in the region is minimized under change in the threshold value. Curve- and surface-fitting methods are described that can accurately represent a region boundary in 2-D or 3-D with a parametric curve or a surface, respectively. A curve or a surface is optimized to minimize the number of control points representing a region with a prescribed accuracy. The optimized curve or surface is then revised by moving its control points interactively. Once a curve or a surface is found to accurately enclose a region of interest, it is quantized to produce the final 2-D region contour or 3-D region surface. These interactive tools can be used to revise unsatisfactory results obtained from any automatic segmentation method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3661, Medical Imaging 1999: Image Processing, (21 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348501
Show Author Affiliations
Marcel P. Jackowski, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Ardeshir Goshtasby, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Martin Satter, Kettering Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3661:
Medical Imaging 1999: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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