Multiscale Boundary Identification for Medical Images

  • ZuYing Wang
  • Mrinal Mandal
  • Zoltan Koles
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4815)


Boundary identification in medical images plays a crucial role in helping physicians in patient diagnosis. Manual identification of object boundaries is a time-consuming task and is subject to operator variability. Fully automatic procedures are still far from satisfactory in most real situations. In this paper, we propose a boundary identification method based on multiscale technique. Experimental results have shown that the proposed method provides superior performance in medical image segmentation.


Boundary identification multiscale edge detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • ZuYing Wang
    • 1
  • Mrinal Mandal
    • 1
  • Zoltan Koles
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, ABCanada

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