Applying multiresolution and graph-searching techniques for boundary detection in biomedical images
AuthorMunechika, Stacy Mark, 1961-
KeywordsImage processing -- Digital techniques.
Imaging systems -- Image quality.
Imaging systems in medicine.
AdvisorBarrett, Harrison H.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractAn edge-based segmentation scheme (i.e. boundary detector) for nuclear medicine images has been developed and consists of a multiresolutional Gaussian-based edge detector working in conjunction with a modified version of Nilsson's A* graph-search algorithm. A multiresolution technique of analyzing the edge-signature plot (edge gradient versus resolution scale) allows the edge detector to match an appropriately sized edge operator to the edge structure in order to measure the full extent of the edge and thus gain the best compromise between noise suppression and edge localization. The graph-search algorithm uses the output from the multiresolution edge detector as the primary component in a cost function which is then minimized to obtain the boundary path. The cost function can be adapted to include global information such as boundary curvature, shape, and similarity to prototype to help guide the boundary detection process in the absence of good edge information.
Degree ProgramGraduate College