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Boundary Detection in Echocardiographic Images Using Markovian Level Set Method
Jierong CHENG Say-Wei FOO
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems
Publication Date: 2007/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Image Recognition, Computer Vision
echocardiographic images, segmentation, boundary detection, MRF, level set,
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Owing to the large amount of speckle noise and ill-defined edges present in echocardiographic images, computer-based boundary detection of the left ventricle has proved to be a challenging problem. In this paper, a Markovian level set method for boundary detection in long-axis echocardiographic images is proposed. It combines Markov random field (MRF) model, which makes use of local statistics with level set method that handles topological changes, to detect a continuous and smooth boundary. Experimental results show that higher accuracy can be achieved with the proposed method compared with two related MRF-based methods.