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Segmentation of Anatomical Structures of Spine using Active Contour Models for Assessing Spinal Disorders

*, Anitha H. and Prabhu, G. K. and *, Karunakar A. K. and *, Dinesh K.V.N (2013) Segmentation of Anatomical Structures of Spine using Active Contour Models for Assessing Spinal Disorders. ACEEE. pp. 145-150.

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Abstract

Precise detection and segmentation of spinal vertebrae and disc location are crucial in the study of spinal related disease or disorders. The complexity of vertebrae shapes, gaps in the cortical bone, internal boundaries, as well as the noisy, incomplete or missing information from the medical images have undoubtedly increased the challenges. Image segmentation techniques have become increasingly important for medical images related to spinal disorders. In this work we discussed about the importance of geometric active contour models to segment the anatomical structure required for assessing spinal disorders. Experimental results show that the active contour models provide close agreement with the expert traced borders.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Proc. of Int. Conf. on Multimedia Processing, Communication and Info. Tech., MPCIT
Uncontrolled Keywords: Active Contour models, Snake, Level set, Signed Function
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 11:24
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2015 11:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142442

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