In this paper, we propose a computationally fast and accurate explicit hybrid method for image segmentation. By using a gradient flow, the governing equation is derived from a phase-field model to minimize the Chan-Vese functional for image segmentation. The resulting governing equation is the Allen-Cahn equation with a nonlinear fidelity term. We numerically solve the equation by employing an operator splitting method. We use two closed-form solutions and one explicit Euler's method, which has a mild time step constraint. However, the proposed scheme has the merits of simplicity and versatility for arbitrary computational domains. We present computational experiments demonstrating the efficiency of the proposed method on real and synthetic images.
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Jul|
- Allen-Cahn equation
- Finite difference method
- Image processing
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