liver tumor segmentation
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2022 ◽  
Vol 73 ◽  
pp. 103460
Chi Zhang ◽  
Jingben Lu ◽  
Qianqian Hua ◽  
Chunguo Li ◽  
Pengwei Wang

2021 ◽  
Vol ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print) ◽  
Deepak S. Uplaonkar ◽  
Virupakshappa ◽  
Nagabhushan Patil

PurposeThe purpose of this study is to develop a hybrid algorithm for segmenting tumor from ultrasound images of the liver.Design/methodology/approachAfter collecting the ultrasound images, contrast-limited adaptive histogram equalization approach (CLAHE) is applied as preprocessing, in order to enhance the visual quality of the images that helps in better segmentation. Then, adaptively regularized kernel-based fuzzy C means (ARKFCM) is used to segment tumor from the enhanced image along with local ternary pattern combined with selective level set approaches.FindingsThe proposed segmentation algorithm precisely segments the tumor portions from the enhanced images with lower computation cost. The proposed segmentation algorithm is compared with the existing algorithms and ground truth values in terms of Jaccard coefficient, dice coefficient, precision, Matthews correlation coefficient, f-score and accuracy. The experimental analysis shows that the proposed algorithm achieved 99.18% of accuracy and 92.17% of f-score value, which is better than the existing algorithms.Practical implicationsFrom the experimental analysis, the proposed ARKFCM with enhanced level set algorithm obtained better performance in ultrasound liver tumor segmentation related to graph-based algorithm. However, the proposed algorithm showed 3.11% improvement in dice coefficient compared to graph-based algorithm.Originality/valueThe image preprocessing is carried out using CLAHE algorithm. The preprocessed image is segmented by employing selective level set model and Local Ternary Pattern in ARKFCM algorithm. In this research, the proposed algorithm has advantages such as independence of clustering parameters, robustness in preserving the image details and optimal in finding the threshold value that effectively reduces the computational cost.

2021 ◽  
Vol 11 ◽  
Vi Thi-Tuong Vo ◽  
Hyung-Jeong Yang ◽  
Guee-Sang Lee ◽  
Sae-Ryung Kang ◽  
Soo-Hyung Kim

Segmentation of liver tumors from Computerized Tomography (CT) images remains a challenge due to the natural variation in tumor shape and structure as well as the noise in CT images. A key assumption is that the performance of liver tumor segmentation depends on the characteristics of multiple features extracted from multiple filters. In this paper, we design an enhanced approach based on a two-class (liver, tumor) convolutional neural network that discriminates tumor as well as liver from CT images. First, the contrast and intensity values in CT images are adjusted and high frequencies are removed using Hounsfield units (HU) filtering and standardization. Then, the liver tumor is segmented from entire images with multiple filter U-net (MFU-net). Finally, a quantitative analysis is carried out to evaluate the segmentation results using three different methods: boundary-distance-based metrics, size-based metrics, and overlap-based metrics. The proposed method is validated on CT images from the 3Dircadb and LiTS dataset. The results demonstrate that the multiple filters are useful for extracting local and global feature simultaneously, minimizing the boundary distance errors, and our approach demonstrates better performance in heterogeneous tumor regions of CT images.

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