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Dynamic-programming-based algorithm for optimal edge detection in ultrasound images
Author(s): Bin Lee; Jia-yong Yan; Tian-ge Zhuang
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Paper Abstract

This paper explores a novel dynamic programming (DP) based optimal technique in ultrasound image (USI) edge detection, which is less constrained now than previous. Dynamic programming is an optimal approach in multistage decision-making. In an image segmentation system, we want to find a global optimal contour with connectedness and closeness. The DP algorithms process the object image to get the minimum cumulative cost matrix to tracing a global optimal edge. Combined with LUM nonlinear enhancement filter and Gaussian preprocessor, this method shows robustness on noisy image edge detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4549, Medical Image Acquisition and Processing, (18 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.440261
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Bin Lee, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Jia-yong Yan, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Tian-ge Zhuang, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4549:
Medical Image Acquisition and Processing

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