N. Uma Devi, S. Revathi
Abstract: Level set methods are a popular way to solve the image segmentation problem. The solution contour is found by solving an optimization problem where a cost functional is minimized. The purpose of this paper is the level set approach to simultaneous tissue segmentation and bias correction of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images. A modified level set approach to joint segmentation and bias correction of images with intensity in homogeneity. A sliding window is used to transform the gradient intensity domain to another domain, where the distribution overlap between different tissues is significantly suppressed. Tissue segmentation and bias correction are simultaneously achieved via a multiphase level set evolution process. The proposed methods are very robust to initialization, and are directly compatible with any type of level set implementation. Experiments on images of various modalities demonstrated the superior performance over state-of-the-art methods.
Keywords: Bias correction, Gradient, Levelset, Contour