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A Method of Bubble Removal for Computer-Assisted Diagnosis of Capsule Endoscopic Images

  • Masato Suenaga
  • Yusuke Fujita
  • Shinichi Hashimoto
  • Terai Shuji
  • Isao Sakaida
  • Yoshihiko Hamamoto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8482)

Abstract

Capsule endoscopy can take tens of thousands of pictures at one examination, and it is impossible for physicians to diagnose such huge number of pictures. Thus, studies of computer-assisted diagnosis of capsule endoscopic images have been conducted. Computer-assisted diagnosis includes detection of lesion areas. Besides lesion areas, capsule endoscopic images contain areas of residue, intestinal juice, and bubbles, which can be an obstacle to diagnosis of the intestinal wall. To improve the performance of diagnosis, we propose a method of removing bubbles in capsule endoscopic images. Experimental results show that the proposed method works well.

Keywords

Capsule Endoscopy Computer-aided Region Detection Filtering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masato Suenaga
    • 1
  • Yusuke Fujita
    • 1
  • Shinichi Hashimoto
    • 2
  • Terai Shuji
    • 2
  • Isao Sakaida
    • 2
  • Yoshihiko Hamamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of MedicineYamaguchi UniversityUbeJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of MedicineYamaguchi UniversityUbeJapan

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