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Intravascular Ultrasound Image Segmentation Using Morphological Snakes

Author(s): Mrabti Mohamed Amine | Hamdi Mohamed Ali

Journal: International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing
ISSN 2074-9074

Volume: 4;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 54;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: IVUS Segmentation | Morphological Snakes | Contours detection | LabVIEW

From the first use of the technics of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) as an imaging technique for the coronary artery system at the 70th century until now , the segmentation of the arterial wall boundaries still an important problem . Much research has been done to give better segmentation result for better diagnostics , evaluation and therapy planning. In this paper we present a new segmentation technics based on Morphological Snakes which developed by Luis Álvarez used for the first time for IVUS segmentation. It is a simple , fast and stable approach of snakes evolution algorithm. Results are presented and discussed in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach in IVUS segmentation.
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