Color Magnetic Resonance Brain Image Segmentation by ParaOptiMUSIG Activation Function: An Application

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 611)


Medical imaging is a technique to get images of the human body for medical science or clinical purposes. Segmentation of a medical image is a challenging task to isolate the suspicious region from the complex medical images. Genetic algorithms (GAs) are an effective tool to handle the problem of medical image segmentation. In this chapter, an application of color magnetic resonance (MR) brain image segmentation is presented by the parallel optimized multilevel sigmoidal (ParaOptiMUSIG) activation function with the parallel self-organizing neural network (PSONN) architecture. Not only confined within this approach, color MR brain image is also segmented by the NSGA-II-based ParaOptiMUSIG activation function to incorporate the multiple objective function-based scenario. These methods are compared with the process of color MR brain image segmentation by the MUSIG activation function with the PSONN architecture. All the methods are applied on a real-life color MR brain image and the quality of the segmented images are accessed by four standard objective functions. The comparison shows that the ParaOptiMUSIG activation function-based method and the NSGA-II-based ParaOptiMUSIG activation function-based method perform better than the MUSIG activation function-based method to segment the color MR brain image.


Segmentation MLSONN architecture PSONN architecture MUSIG activation function Evolution functions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyUniversity Institute of Technology, The University of BurdwanBurdwanIndia
  2. 2.Department of Information TechnologyRCC Institute of Information TechnologyKolkataIndia

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