A DSP-BASED ACTIVE CONTOUR MODEL

Juan Zapata, Ramón Ruiz

Abstract

In this paper a DSP-based active contour model for tracking of the endocardium in a sequence of echocardiographic images is presented. If a contour is available in the first frame of a sequence, the contours in the subsequent frames are segmented. Deformable active contours is a technique that combine geometry, physics and approximation theory in order to solve problems of fundamental importance to medical image analysis; such as segmentation, representation and matching of shapes, and the tracking of objects in movement. The procedure has been developed on a DSP processor using its hardware features. The results are illustrated using a sequence of four-chambers apical echocardiographic images.

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Zapata J. and Ruiz R. (2004). A DSP-BASED ACTIVE CONTOUR MODEL . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 972-8865-12-0, pages 425-429. DOI: 10.5220/0001135604250429


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@conference{icinco04,
author={Juan Zapata and Ramón Ruiz},
title={A DSP-BASED ACTIVE CONTOUR MODEL},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},
year={2004},
pages={425-429},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001135604250429},
isbn={972-8865-12-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
TI - A DSP-BASED ACTIVE CONTOUR MODEL
SN - 972-8865-12-0
AU - Zapata J.
AU - Ruiz R.
PY - 2004
SP - 425
EP - 429
DO - 10.5220/0001135604250429