Contour detection by using radial searching for CT images

Weibing Xu, Saad A. Amin, Olivier C.L. Haas, Keith J. Burnham, John A. Mills

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Abstract

Medical image processing is used to improve the accuracy and efficiency of radiotherapy treatment planning, but the noise and low contrast produce difficulties for image processing. This paper presents a method using radial searching for contour detection. Implementation of the noise suppression method improves the quality of the computed tomography image and the rule-based filtering smoothes the contour of the organ detected.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference On Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, 2003. 4th International IEEE EMBS Special Topic
PublisherIEEE
Pages346-349
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7803-7667-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003
Event4th International IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Apr 200326 Apr 2003
Conference number: 4th

Conference

Conference4th International IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period24/04/0326/04/03

Bibliographical note

This conference paper is not yet available on the repository. The paper was given at the conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, 2003. 4th International IEEE EMBS Special Topic

Keywords

  • CT images
  • computed tomography image quality
  • contour detection
  • low contrast
  • medical image processing
  • noise
  • noise suppression method
  • organ
  • radial searching
  • radiotherapy treatment planning
  • rule-based filtering

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    Xu, W., Amin, S. A., Haas, O. C. L., Burnham, K. J., & Mills, J. A. (2003). Contour detection by using radial searching for CT images. In Conference On Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, 2003. 4th International IEEE EMBS Special Topic (pp. 346-349). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITAB.2003.1222550