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Combining snake-based and intensity-based processing for segmentation of renal structure in lower-torso CT data
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Paper Abstract

We introduce a new method that allows the kidney to be extracted (i.e., segmented) from lower torso computerized tomography (CT) datasets. The method combines active contour (snake)-, intensity-, and shape-based processing to extract the kidney. Initially, a general-purpose coarse mathematical shape model of the kidney is extracted by the method. This coarse segmentation is then refined by snake-based deformation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4684, Medical Imaging 2002: Image Processing, (9 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.467129
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Xiang Zhang, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Timothy S. Newman, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4684:
Medical Imaging 2002: Image Processing
Milan Sonka; J. Michael Fitzpatrick, Editor(s)

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