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Active Contours Without Edges and Curvature Analysis for Endoscopic Image Classification.
B.V.Dhandra, Ravindra Hegadi
Pages - 19 - 32     |    Revised - 15-06-2007     |    Published - 30-06-2007
Volume - 1   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - June 2007  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Active Contours, Curvature, Endoscopy, Jacobi method, Level sets
ABSTRACT
Endoscopic images do not contain sharp edges to segment using the traditional segmentation methods for obtaining edges. Therefore, the active contours or ‘snakes’ using level set method with the energy minimization algorithm is adopted here to segment these images. The results obtained from the above segmentation process will be number of segmented regions. The boundary of each region is considered as a curve for further processing. The curvature for each point of this curve is computed considering the support region of each point. The possible presence of abnormality is identified, when curvature of the contour segment between two zero crossings has the opposite curvature signs to those of such neighboring contour segments on the same edge contours. The Knearest neighbor classifier is used to classify the images as normal or abnormal. The experiment based on the proposed method is carried out on 50 normal and 50 abnormal endoscopic images and the results are encouraging.
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Mr. B.V.Dhandra
- India
dhandra_b_v@yahoo.co.in
Mr. Ravindra Hegadi
- India