Improved watershed transform for medical image segmentation using prior information

@article{Grau2004ImprovedWT,
  title={Improved watershed transform for medical image segmentation using prior information},
  author={Vicente Grau and Andrea J. U. Mewes and Mariano Alca{\~n}iz Raya and Ron Kikinis and Simon K. Warfield},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={447-458}
}
The watershed transform has interesting properties that make it useful for many different image segmentation applications: it is simple and intuitive, can be parallelized, and always produces a complete division of the image. However, when applied to medical image analysis, it has important drawbacks (oversegmentation, sensitivity to noise, poor detection of thin or low signal to noise ratio structures). We present an improvement to the watershed transform that enables the introduction of prior… CONTINUE READING
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