An improved level set method for vertebra CT image segmentation

  title={An improved level set method for vertebra CT image segmentation},
  author={Juying Huang and Fengzeng Jian and H Wu and Haiyun Li},
  booktitle={Biomedical engineering online},
BACKGROUND Clinical diagnosis and therapy for the lumbar disc herniation requires accurate vertebra segmentation. The complex anatomical structure and the degenerative deformations of the vertebrae makes its segmentation challenging. METHODS An improved level set method, namely edge- and region-based level set method (ERBLS), is proposed for vertebra CT images segmentation. By considering the gradient information and local region characteristics of images, the proposed model can efficiently… CONTINUE READING
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