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Title:

X-ray carpal-bone image boundary feature analysis using region statistical feature based level set method for skeletal age assessment application

Group publication title:

Optica Applicata

Creator:

Lin, Pan ; Zheng, Chongxun ; Zhang, Feng ; Yang, Yong

Contributor:

Gaj, Miron. Redakcja ; Wilk, Ireneusz. Redakcja

Subject and Keywords:

optyka ; carpal-bone radiograph ; skeletal age (estimation) ; anisotropic diffusion filter ; level set method ; region statistical information

Description:

Optica Applicata, Vol. 35, 2005, nr 2, s. 283-294

Abstrakt:

Skeletal age assessment is one of the important applications of hand radiography in the area of pediatric radiology. Feature analysis of the carpal-bones can reveal the important information for skeletal age assessment. The present work in this paper faces the problem of the detection of carpal -bone features from X-ray image. A novel and effective segmentation technique is presented in this work with carpal-bone image for skeletal age estimation. Carpal-bone segmentation is a critical operation of the automatic skeletal age assessment system. This method consists of two procedures. First, the original carpal-bone image is preprocessed via anisotropic diffusion filter. Then, the carpal-bone image is segmented by region based level set method. The basic idea of the region based level set method is to add a force that takes into account the information within the regions in order to add robustness and more efficiently separate homogeneous regions. Experiments are carried out on X-ray images of carpal-bone. The experimental results show that incorporating region statistical information into the level set method, an accurate and robust segmentation can be achieved.

Publisher:

Oficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Wrocławskiej

Place of publication:

Wrocław

Date:

2005

Resource Type:

artykuł

Source:

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Language:

eng

Relation:

Optica Applicata ; Optica Applicata, Vol. 35, 2005 ; Optica Applicata, Vol. 35, 2005, nr 2 ; Politechnika Wrocławska. Wydział Podstawowych Problemów Techniki

Rights:

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Location:

Politechnika Wrocławska