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Breast MRI Tumour Segmentation Using Modified Automatic Seeded Region Growing Based on Particle Swarm Optimization Image Clustering

  • Ali Qusay Al-Faris
  • Umi Kalthum Ngah
  • Nor Ashidi Mat Isa
  • Ibrahim Lutfi Shuaib
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 223)

Abstract

In this paper, a segmentation system with a modified automatic Seeded Region Growing (SRG) based on Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) image clustering will be presented. The paper is focused on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) breast tumour segmentation. The PSO clusters’ intensities are involved in the proposed algorithms of the automated SRG initial seed and threshold value selection. Prior to that, some pre-processing methodologies are involved. And breast skin is detected and deleted using the integration of two algorithms, i.e. Level Set Active Contour and Morphological Thinning. The system is applied and tested on the RIDER breast MRI dataset, and the results are evaluated and presented in comparison to the Ground Truths of the dataset. The results show higher performance compared to the previous segmentation approaches that have been tested on the same dataset.

Keywords

Breast MRI PSO image clustering Tumour segmentation Seeded region growing Level set active contour Morphological thinning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Qusay Al-Faris
    • 1
  • Umi Kalthum Ngah
    • 1
  • Nor Ashidi Mat Isa
    • 1
  • Ibrahim Lutfi Shuaib
    • 2
  1. 1.Imaging and Computational Intelligence Research Group (ICI)Universiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia
  2. 2.Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI)Universiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia

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