In this paper a new method for segmenting medical images is presented, the multiresolution diffused expectation-maximization (MDEM) algorithm. The algorithm operates within a multiscale framework, thus taking advantage of the fact that objects/regions to be segmented usually reside at different scales. At each scale segmentation is carried out via the expectation–maximization algorithm, coupled with anisotropic diffusion on classes, in order to account for the spatial dependencies among pixels. This new approach is validated via experiments on a variety of medical images and its performance is compared with more standard methods

A multiresolution diffused expectation-maximization algorithm for medical image segmentation / G. Boccignone, P. Napoletano, V. Caggiano, M. Ferraro. - In: COMPUTERS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE. - ISSN 0010-4825. - 37:1(2007 Jan), pp. 83-96.

A multiresolution diffused expectation-maximization algorithm for medical image segmentation

G. Boccignone;
2007-01

Abstract

In this paper a new method for segmenting medical images is presented, the multiresolution diffused expectation-maximization (MDEM) algorithm. The algorithm operates within a multiscale framework, thus taking advantage of the fact that objects/regions to be segmented usually reside at different scales. At each scale segmentation is carried out via the expectation–maximization algorithm, coupled with anisotropic diffusion on classes, in order to account for the spatial dependencies among pixels. This new approach is validated via experiments on a variety of medical images and its performance is compared with more standard methods
Expectation-maximization; Image segmentation; Multiresolution
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