Title

Automatic Rib Detection and Segmentation Based on Spatial Distance Constraints Particle Filter Method

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-24-2018

Publication Title

Proceedings of 2018 International Conference on Image and Graphics Processing ICIGP 2018

Publisher Location

Hong Kong

First page number:

22

Last page number:

25

Abstract

Our study proposed an improved particle filter method with spatial distance constraints to automatically detect and segment ribs in the coronal CT images. The method consisted of two main steps: i) the location of the rib was determined by use of the particle filter with a spatial distance, and ii) the area of it in the located region was segmented by adaptive thresholding and voting selection. Our method was tested on the images from the Lung Image Database Consortium, and we employed the Dice index and overlap to evaluate the detection and segmentation of ribs.

Keywords

Rib detection; Rib segmentation; Particle filter; Spatial distance constraint; The coronal CT images.

Disciplines

Bioimaging and Biomedical Optics

Language

English

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