Texture analysis approach for kidney boundary detection from ultrasonic images

Chia Hsiang Wu, Yung-Nien Sun

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Abstract

Boundary extraction from sonograms is an important but difficult issue in medical imaging analysis. In this paper, we proposed a new method based on Laws' microtexture energies associated with the MAP (maximum a posteriori) estimation to construct a probabilistic deformable model for segmenting kidney boundary from sonograms. It incorporates region-based properties into a contour-based detection mechanism. The optimal contour is obtained by using gradient information subject to a smoothness constraint through the dynamic programming approach. Experimental results show the proposed method successfully detects the renal region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780356756
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1999 Oct 131999 Oct 16

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period99-10-1399-10-16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Wu, C. H., & Sun, Y-N. (1999). Texture analysis approach for kidney boundary detection from ultrasonic images. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings; Vol. 2). IEEE.