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Appendix Extraction from Ultrasound Image using ART2
ART2 알고리즘을 이용한 초음파 영상에서의 충수 추출
- Kim, Kwang Baek (Department of Computer Engineering, Silla University)
- Received : 2015.10.02
- Accepted : 2015.11.09
- Published : 2015.11.30
In this paper, we propose a novel method to extract appendix from ultrasound image automatically to avoid such subjectivity issue. In the process, we apply a series of image processing algorithms such as Ends_in search stretching for emphasizing brightness contrast and binarization, region labelling, and cubic spline interpolation for extracting lower bound fasicia line that is the base of extracting the appendix. Knowing that the appendix is located at the lower organ area below the bottom fascia line, we conduct a series of image processing techniques to find the fascia line correctly. And then we apply ART2 algorithm to the organ area in order to extract appendix accurately. Through experiment, the effectiveness of the proposed method is verified based on the field experts' evaluations.
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