Automated segmentation for patella from lateral knee X-ray images

H. C. Chen, C. H. Wu, C. J. Lin, Y. H. Liu, Y. N. Sun

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Abstract

X-ray image segmentation is an important issue in medical image analysis. Due to inconsistent X-ray absorption, the intensities are usually unevenly distributed and noisy in the processed organ, thus the object segmentation becomes difficult. In this paper we propose a new segmentation method for patella from the lateral knee X-ray images based on the active shape model (ASM). At first, a patella shape model is constructed by principal component analysis (PCA) of corresponding landmarks obtained from a set of training shape. As the knee X-ray image usually contains many anatomical structures, we design a strategy based on edge tracing to place the initial shape model as close to the patella boundary as possible. Then, the shape model is deformed and fitted to the patella boundary by using a dual-optimization approach that includes a genetic algorithm (GA) to get the global geometric transform and ASM to deform the shape model iteratively. Consequently, the proposed method can cope with different knee X-ray images and can segment the patella in an automatic procedure. In the experiment, 20 images were tested and promising results are obtained by the proposed method. This method is found useful for the clinical evaluation and biomechanical study of knee.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3553-3556
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Event31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 2009 Sep 22009 Sep 6

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009

Other

Other31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period09-09-0209-09-06

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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Chen, H. C., Wu, C. H., Lin, C. J., Liu, Y. H., & Sun, Y. N. (2009). Automated segmentation for patella from lateral knee X-ray images. In Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 (pp. 3553-3556). [5332588] (Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5332588