A priori information in image segmentation: energy functional based on shape statistical model and image information

@inproceedings{Bresson2003API,
  title={A priori information in image segmentation: energy functional based on shape statistical model and image information},
  author={Xavier Bresson and Pierre Vandergheynst and Jean-Philippe Thiran},
  booktitle={ICIP},
  year={2003}
}
In this paper, we propose an energy functional to segment objects whose global shape is a priori known thanks to a statistical model. Our work aims at extending the variational approach of Chen et al. [1] by integrating the statistical shape model of Leventon et al. [2]. The proposed energy functional allows us to capture an object that exhibits high image gradients and a shape compatible with the statistical model which best fits the segmented object. The minimization of the functional… CONTINUE READING