Live-wire-based segmentation using similarities between corresponding image structures.

TitleLive-wire-based segmentation using similarities between corresponding image structures.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsFärber M., Ehrhardt J., Handels H.
JournalComputerized medical imaging and graphics : the official journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
Date Published2007 Oct
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAlgorithms, Germany, Humans, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Imaging, Three-Dimensional, Magnetic Resonance Imaging

A live-wire-based segmentation method that exploits similarities of corresponding object contours is presented. The method accelerates the segmentation process transferring anchor points of segmented reference contours to unsegmented target slices automatically. The target contours are created using the live-wire algorithm trained by features of the reference contours. An automatic contour correction improves the segmentation. Only few user interactions with an intuitive contour editor are necessary. The evaluation using intra- and interpatient transfer shows that 51-73% of interaction time can be saved compared to normal live-wire preserving the segmentation quality.

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Alternate JournalComput Med Imaging Graph
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