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Color lesion boundary detection using live wire
Author(s): Artur Chodorowski; Ulf Mattsson; Morgan Langille; Ghassan Hamarneh
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Paper Abstract

The boundaries of oral lesions in color images were detected using a live-wire method and compared to expert delineations. Multiple cost terms were analyzed for their inclusion in the final total cost function including color gradient magnitude, color gradient direction, Canny edge detection, and Laplacian zero crossing. The gradient magnitude and direction cost terms were implemented so that they acted directly on the three components of the color image, instead of using a single derived color band. The live-wire program was shown to be considerably more accurate and faster compared to manual segmentations by untrained users.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5747, Medical Imaging 2005: Image Processing, (29 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.594944
Show Author Affiliations
Artur Chodorowski, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Ulf Mattsson, Central Hospital Karlstad (Sweden)
Morgan Langille, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Ghassan Hamarneh, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5747:
Medical Imaging 2005: Image Processing
J. Michael Fitzpatrick; Joseph M. Reinhardt, Editor(s)

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