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Color-Texture Segmentation of Medical Images Based on Local Contrast Information

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3 Author(s)
Yu-Chou Chang ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT ; Dah-Jye Lee ; Yong-Gang Wang

A novel color texture-based segmentation algorithm is proposed. Many powerful color segmentation algorithms such as JSEG (J-SEGmentation) suffer from over segmentation. An improved JSEG method called improved contrast JSEG (IC-JSEG) is developed to construct the contrast map to obtain the basic contours of the homogeneous regions in the image. A two serial type-based filtering and a noise-protected edge detector are adopted to remove the noise and enhance the edge strength to provide a better contrast map. Based on the combination of improved contrast map and the original J map in JSEG, seed growing-merging method is used to segment the image. Experiments on both natural color-texture images and color medical images show promising results

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Computational Intelligence and Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2007. CIBCB '07. IEEE Symposium on

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1-5 April 2007