Knowledge Extraction for Heart Image Segmentation

  • Arkadiusz Tomczyk
  • Piotr S. Szczepaniak
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 95)


This paper focuses on the problem of knowledge extraction, which is necessary to find heart ventricles in computed tomography (CT) images. In the proposed approach potential active contours are used as a segmentation technique. An energy function used during the evolution of contour requires a proper identification of blood inside heart ventricles as well as an approximate localization of intervetricular septum. The methodology effectively allowing to extract that semantic information from the images is described.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arkadiusz Tomczyk
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  • Piotr S. Szczepaniak
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Information TechnologyTechnical University of LodzLodzPoland

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