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Intelligent Approach for Segmenting CT Lung Images Using Fuzzy Logic with Bitplane
Khan, Z. Faizal; Kannan, A.;
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In this article, we present a new grey scale image segmentation method based on Fuzzy logic and bitplane techniques which combines the bits of different bitplanes of a pixel inorder to increase the segmentation quality and to get a more reliable and accurate segmentation result. The proposed segmentation approach is conceptually different and explores a new strategy. Infact, our technique consists in combining many realizations of the image together inorder to increase the information quality and to get an optimal segmented image. For segmentation, we proceed in two steps. In the first step, we begin by identifying the bitplanes that represent the lungs clearly. For this purpose, the intensity value of a pixel is separated into bitplanes. In the second step, segmentation values are assigned for each bitplane based on membership table. The segmented values of foreground are combined and the segmentation values of background are combined. The algorithm is demonstrated through the medical computed tomography (CT) images. The segmentation accuracy of the proposed method is compared with two existing techniques. Satisfactory segmentation results have been obtained showing the effectiveness and superiority of the proposed method.
Fuzzy logic;Bitplane method;Computed Tomography (CT);Segmentation;Unsupervised method;
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