Robust Prostate Segmentation Using Intrinsic Properties of TRUS Images

@article{Wu2015RobustPS,
  title={Robust Prostate Segmentation Using Intrinsic Properties of TRUS Images},
  author={Pengfei Wu and Yiguang Liu and Yongzhong Li and Bingbing Liu},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging},
  year={2015},
  volume={34},
  pages={1321-1335}
}
Accurate segmentation is usually crucial in transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) image based prostate diagnosis; however, it is always hampered by heavy speckles. Contrary to the traditional view that speckles are adverse to segmentation, we exploit intrinsic properties induced by speckles to facilitate the task, based on the observations that sizes and orientations of speckles provide salient cues to determine the prostate boundary. Since the speckle orientation changes in accordance with a… CONTINUE READING
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