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Application of Active Contours Driven by Local Gaussian Distribution Fitting Energy to the Computed Tomography Images

Nurwahidah, M., Wan, E. Z. W. A. R. and Shaharuddin, C. S.

Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, Volume 26, Issue 1, January 2018

Keywords: Local Gaussian distribution, computed tomography images, segmentation

Published on: 18 Jan 2018

This paper presents the application of active contours region-based method of image segmentation to Computed Tomography (CT) images. Previous researchers applied this region based method on Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI), in vivo images and synthetic images which contain intensity inhomogeneities. In this paper, a different modality known as Computed Tomography (CT) scan was applied. CT scan also produces images containing intensity inhomogeneity, and it is predicted that this method provide good segmentation results. The main objective of applying this method is to check its applicability on CT images. The segmentation process begins by finding the area of interest (black region). Results from this experiment are then used in estimating time of death. Experimental results show that this method has successfully segmented the black region when some parameters changed, provided that the regions are closed to each other. If the black regions are located far from each other, then this method will only segment certain areas.

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