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Texture analysis using Minkowski functionals
Author(s): Xiaoxing Li; Paulo R. S. Mendonça; Rahul Bhotika
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Paper Abstract

Minkowski Functionals (MFs) are geometric measurements of 3D shapes, including volume, surface area, curvature and Euler number. MFs can be used as texture descriptors for medical image analysis in the segmentation of normal anatomy as well as in the detection/diagnosis of pathology. In this paper, we propose a method for fast computation of MFs based on integral images, which offers significantly improved accuracy and efficiency compared with previous works. In addition, MFs computed using our method are used in applications on image segmentation and pathology detection. Our experiment results clearly demonstrate the potential of MFs in such medical image analysis tasks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8314, Medical Imaging 2012: Image Processing, 83144Y (24 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.912033
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaoxing Li, GE Global Research (United States)
Paulo R. S. Mendonça, GE Global Research (United States)
Rahul Bhotika, GE Global Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8314:
Medical Imaging 2012: Image Processing
David R. Haynor; Sébastien Ourselin, Editor(s)

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