Spatial continuity incorporated multi-attribute fuzzy clustering algorithm for blood vessels segmentation

JuTao Hao, JingJing Zhao, MingLu Li
2010 Science China Information Sciences  
A three-dimensional representation of vasculature can be extremely important in image-guided neurosurgery, pre-surgical planning. In this paper, a spatial continuity incorporated multi-attribute fuzzy clustering algorithm (MAFCM S) is proposed to segment entire blood vessels from TOF MRA images. This clustering method takes both the intensity information and the geometrical information into account, while most of the current clustering methods only deal with the former. In this method, a new
more » ... similarity measure, which integrates the intensity and the geometry shape dissimilarity, is introduced. Because of the presence of the geometrical information, the new measure is able to differentiate the pixels with similar intensity values within different geometrical shape structures. Experimental results show that the new algorithm can get better segmentation. Citation Hao J T, Zhao J J, Li M L. Spatial continuity incorporated multi-attribute fuzzy clustering algorithm for blood vessels segmentation.
doi:10.1007/s11432-010-0072-2 fatcat:nkaect6jbnd4xp7xwxqsi4qnr4