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Fast implementations of the levelset segmentation method with bias field correction in MR images: Full domain and mask-based versions

 
: Ivanovska, T.; Laqua, R.; Wang, L.; Völzke, H.; Hegenscheid, K.

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Sanches, J.M.:
Pattern recognition and image analysis. 6th Iberian conference, IbPRIA 2013 : Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, June 5-7, 2013; Proceedings
Berlin: Springer, 2013 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7887)
ISBN: 3-642-38627-X
ISBN: 978-3-642-38627-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-642-38628-2 (Online)
S.674-681
Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (IbPRIA) <6, 2013, Funchal>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer MEVIS ()

Abstract
Intensity inhomogeneity represents a significant challenge in image processing. Popular image segmentation algorithms produce inadequate results in images with intensity inhomogeneity. Existing correction methods are often computationally expensive. Therefore, efficient implementations for the bias field estimation and inhomogeneity correction are required. In this work, we propose an extended mask-based version of the levelset method, recently presented by Li et al. [1]. We develop efficient CUDA implementations for the original full domain and the extended mask-based versions. We compare the methods in terms of speed, efficiency, and performance. Magnetic resonance (MR) images are one of the main application in practice.

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