A Novel Adaptive Fractional Differential Active Contour Image Segmentation Method

Yanzhu Zhang, Lijun Yang, Yan Li
2022 Fractal and Fractional  
When the image is affected by strong noise and uneven intensity, the traditional active contour models often cannot obtain accurate results. In this paper, a novel adaptive fractional differential active contour image segmentation method is proposed to solve the above problem. At first, in order to extract more texture parts of the image, an adaptively fractional order matrix is constructed according to the gradient information of the image, varying the fractional order of each pixel. Then, the
more » ... traditional edge-stopping function in the regularization term is susceptible to noise, and a new fractional-order edge-stopping function is designed to improve noise resistance. In this paper, a fitting term based on adaptive fractional differentiation is introduced to solve the problem of improper selection of the initial contour position leading to inaccurate segmentation results so that the initial contour position can be selected arbitrarily. Finally, the experimental results show that the proposed method can effectively improve the segmentation accuracy of noise images and weak-edge images and can arbitrarily select the position selection of the initial contour.
doi:10.3390/fractalfract6100579 fatcat:xkkqjtxp4bhltetvg5tedasz3i