Detection of luminal contour using fuzzy clustering and mathematical morphology in intravascular ultrasound images

Esmeraldo Dos Santos Filho, Makoto Yoshizawa, Akira Tanaka, Yoshifumi Saijo, Takahiro Iwamoto

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Abstract

An innovative application of fuzzy clustering and mathematical morphology for the problem of luminal contour detection in intravascular ultrasound images is presented. Median and standard deviation are used as features for segmentation process. Comparison was made with gold standard segmented images obtained from the average of images segmented by experienced medical doctors. Tests were carried out with 20 in vivo coronary images obtained from different patients. High correlation coefficients were found between lumen regions manually and automatically defined when area, mean gray level, and standard deviation of the lumen regions were compared.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3471-3474
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780387406, 9780780387409
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2005 Sept 12005 Sept 4

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume7 VOLS
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Conference

Conference2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period05/9/105/9/4

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