Automated segmentation of 3D US prostate images using statistical texture-based matching method

Yiqiang Zhan, Dinggang Shen

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A novel statistical shape model is presented for automatic and accurate segmentation of prostate boundary from 3D ultrasound (US) images, using a hierarchical texture-based matching method. This method uses three steps. First, Gabor filter banks are used to capture rotation-invariant texture features at different scales and orientations. Second, different levels of texture features are integrated by a kernel support vector machine (KSVM) to optimally differentiate the prostate from surrounding tissues. Third, a statistical shape model is hierarchically deformed to the prostate boundary by robust texture and shape matching. Experimental results test the performance of the proposed method in segmenting 3D US prostate images.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)688-696
Number of pages9
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering(all)

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