Comparative analysis of segmentation techniques based on chest X-ray images

  • Mahreen Kiran
  • Imran Ahmed
  • Nazish Khan
  • Hamood ur Rehman
  • Sadia Din
  • Anand Paul
  • Alavalapati Goutham ReddyEmail author


The image segmentation is the basic step in the image processing involved in the processing of medical images. Over the past two decades, medical image segmentation has remained a challenge for researchers while the use of this imaging modality is rapidly growing in research studies. This article surveys the techniques and their effect on chest X-ray images. The objective of this work is to study the key similarities and differences among the different published methods while highlighting their strengths and weaknesses on chest X-ray images. The reason is to assist the researchers in the choice of an appropriate lung segmentation methodology. We additionally give a complete portrayal of the existing few basic methods when combined with preprocessing method that can be utilized as a part of the segmentation. A discussion and fair analysis justified with experimental results along with quantitative correlation of the outcomes on 247 images of JSRT through Dice coefficient exhibited.


Chest radiography Survey Computer-aided diagnosis Codes executable Commands Lung region extraction Segmentation 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center of Excellence in Information TechnologyInstitute of Management SciencesPeshawarPakistan
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and EngineeringKyungpook National UniversityDaeguSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and EngineerigNational Institute of TechnologyAndhra PradeshIndia

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