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Semi-automated Color Segmentation of Anatomical Tissue

Imielinska, Celina Z.; Downes, M. S.; Yuan, W.

We propose a semi-automated region-based color segmentation algorithm to extract anatomical structures, including soft tissues, in the color anatomy slices of the Visible Human data. Our approach is based on repeatedly dividing an image into regions using Voronoi diagrams and classifying the regions based on experimental classification statistics. The user has the option of reclassifying regions in order to improve the final boundary. Our results indicate that the algorithm can find accurate outlines in a small number of iterations and that manual interaction can markedly improve the outline. This approach can be extended to 3D color segmentation.

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Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics

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Academic Units
Computer Science
Biomedical Informatics
Publisher
Pergamon
Published Here
September 29, 2014
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