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Integration of multiple segmentation methods using evaluation
Author(s): Dongsung Kim; Hanyoung Kim; Heung Sik Kang
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes an approach integrating multiple segmentation methods in a systematic way, which can improve overall accuracy without deteriorating accuracy of highly confident segments of a boundary. A segmentation method produces boundary segments, which are then evaluated with an evaluation function considering pros/cons of the current and next methods to apply. Boundary segments with low confidence are replaced by next method while the other segments are kept. These steps are repeated until all segmentation methods are applied. Coarser and more robust method is applied earlier than the others. The proposed approach is implemented for the segmentation of muscles in the Visible Human color images. A balloon method, a minimum cost path finding method, and a Seeded Region Growing method are integrated. The final segmentation results showed improvements in both overall evaluation and segment-based evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4322, Medical Imaging 2001: Image Processing, (3 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.431104
Show Author Affiliations
Dongsung Kim, Soongsil Univ. (South Korea)
Hanyoung Kim, Soongsil Univ. (South Korea)
Heung Sik Kang, Seoul National Univ. College of Medicine (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4322:
Medical Imaging 2001: Image Processing
Milan Sonka; Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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