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Interactive segmentation of 3D ultrasound using deformable solid models and active contours

  • C. R. Dance
  • M. H. Syn
  • R. W. Prager
  • J. P. M. Gosling
  • L. H. Berman
  • K. J. Dalton
Poster Session D: Biomedical Applications, Detection, Control & Surveillance, Inspection, Optical Character Recognition
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1311)

Abstract

This paper presents a prototype segmentation system for three-dimensional ultrasound data. 3D ultrasound is cheap and non-nvasive but the data has a low signal-to-noise ratio and contains artifacts. To overcome these difficulties we have developed a system which uses a prior model, initialised by a clinician, to provide the starting point for a data-driven segmentation algorithm based on active contours. Results are presented showing how the technique can facilitate the segmentation of a gall-bladder.

Keywords

Active Contour Active Contour Model Initial Segmentation Ultrasound Data Interactive Segmentation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. Dance
    • 1
  • M. H. Syn
    • 1
  • R. W. Prager
    • 1
  • J. P. M. Gosling
    • 1
  • L. H. Berman
    • 2
  • K. J. Dalton
    • 3
  1. 1.Cambridge University Engineering Dept.CambridgeUK
  2. 2.Cambridge University Radiology Dept.CambridgeUK
  3. 3.Rosie Maternity HospitalCambridge University Obstetrics & Gynaecology Dept.CambridgeUK

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