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Automated extraction of bronchus from 3D CT images of lung based on genetic algorithm and 3D region growing
Author(s): Tsui-Ying Law; PhengAnn Heng
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose a method to automate the segmentation of airway tree structures in lung from a stack of gray-scale computed tomography (CT) images. A three- dimensional seeded region growing is performed on images without any preprocessing operation to obtain the segmented bronchus area. We first apply genetic algorithm (GA) to retrieve the seed point and it is based on the geometric features (shape, location and size) of the airway tree. By the feature of the size of the lung and airway tree, an optimal threshold value is obtained. The final extracted bronchus area with the optimal threshold value is reconstructed and visualized by 3D texture mapping method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3979, Medical Imaging 2000: Image Processing, (6 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387756
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Tsui-Ying Law, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
PhengAnn Heng, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3979:
Medical Imaging 2000: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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