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Segmenting medical images using mathematical morphology and the improved watershed transform.

Md. Sap, Mohd. Noor and Selamat, Harihodin and Cahyo Crysdian, Cahyo Crysdian (2001) Segmenting medical images using mathematical morphology and the improved watershed transform. Jurnal Teknologi Maklumat, 13 (2). pp. 40-52. ISSN 0128-3790

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Abstract

An algorithm to derive simple presentation of medical image is introduced in this paper. It sounds important since the complex scene of this type of image resists any application for holding further image analysis. The algorithm consists of four processing stage i.e. gradient image, opening operation, watershed transform, and region merging. Due to the undesired characteristic of the existing operation for supporting segmentation process, an extension of the existing gradient image, opening operation and region merging procedure is proposed. Experiment has successfully been taken to some MRI skull images in which the proposed algorithm produced a simplified shape of the image object.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:image processing, image segmentation, mathematical morphology
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:8765
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:12 May 2009 02:47
Last Modified:02 Jun 2010 01:57

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