Segmenting Lungs from Whole-Body CT Scans

  • Maksym WalczakEmail author
  • Izabela Burda
  • Jakub NalepaEmail author
  • Michal KawulokEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 716)


Image segmentation is an initial, yet crucial procedure in a number of medical imaging systems. Despite the existence of numerous generic solutions that address this problem, there is still a need for developing fast and accurate techniques specialized at extracting particular organs from the CT scans. In this paper, we present an approach based on simple operations, which is controlled with a few easy-to-adjust parameters and works without any user interaction. The proposed approach, despite its simplicity, was shown to be reliable and efficient for a dataset of over 50 studies, containing both healthy and pathologic lungs.


Lung segmentation Computed tomography Medical image processing 



This research was supported by the National Centre for Research and Development under the Innomed Research and Development Grant No. POIR.01.02.00-00-0030/15.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Future ProcessingGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Institute of InformaticsSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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