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Cervix detection using squared error subtraction

Pahl, Christina and Supriyanto, Eko and Mahmood, Nasrul Humaimi and Yunus, Jasmy (2012) Cervix detection using squared error subtraction. In: Proceedings - 6th Asia International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, AMS 2012. IEEE, New York, USA, pp. 121-125. ISBN 978-076954730-5

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AMS.2012.56


In order to reduce uncomfortable cervix screening either using Pap smear or transvaginal ultrasound scanning, an autonomous transabdominal ultrasound scanning is proposed. This requires an exact probe position and angulation to capture the cervix image. In this paper, we present a new method to detect cervix in the best position and angulation. More than 100 samples were processed and analyzed. Image enhancement of the ultrasound image data was performed before further processing and cervix detection. The best cervix ultrasound image was used as a reference template for analysis. The correlation between template and target image was compared using squared error subtraction of histograms. Test results show that taking a different rate threshold at 0.075, an accuracy of 100% for cervix identification is achieved. This method is very efficient since it uses a simple algorithm and requires low memory capacity. This technique will be powerful to be used for real time autonomous scanning of cervix for surgical monitoring or acceptable operator-independent cervix screening.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords:cervix screening, histogram subtraction, image enhancement, localization, transabdominal ultrasound
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:34563
Deposited On:07 Oct 2013 16:05
Last Modified:04 Feb 2017 13:56

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