Boundary delineation for hepatic hemangioma in ultrasound images

Naeim Bahrami, Seyed Hamid Rezatofighi, Aliyeh Mahdavi Adeli, S. Kamaledin Setarehdan

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Abstract

Hemangioma is one of the most common benign congenital complications of the human body which can arise in interior organs and external limbs. The main aim of this work is to present a new method for automatic detection of liver hemangioma and its boundaries in ultrasound images, using image processing techniques. Overall there are two phases, the preprocessing procedure and the boundary delineation phase. The preprocessing phase includes three main stages: 1. Image contrast enhancement using Difference of Offset Gaussian (DoOG) method, 2. Applying Canny edge filtering, 3. Applying an adaptive threshold in order to detect the ROI (hemangioma). Following, the snake algorithm is used to segment the hemangioma region in the second phase. For the quantitative assessment of the proposed method for the segmentation stage, the results derived via the proposed algorithms have been compared with the corresponding segmented regions determined by an expert using three similarity criteria. The results showed 73 percent similarity without pre-processing and 90 percent similarity with pre-processing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages7989-7992
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424441211
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2011 - Boston, United States of America
Duration: 30 Aug 20113 Sep 2011
Conference number: 33rd
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/6067544/proceeding (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2011
Abbreviated titleEMBC 2011
CountryUnited States of America
CityBoston
Period30/08/113/09/11
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Keywords

  • Active contour model
  • Difference of offset Gaussian
  • Hemangioma
  • Image processing
  • Liver
  • Ultrasound

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