The use of fractal dimension in MR image segmentation: A variance technique

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Conference Proceeding

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The use of a variance driven dimension determinator to find the left ventrical/blood pool border in cardiac MR (magnetic resonance) images is considered. Use is made of the fact that the determinator produces a low value on borders between two different distributions. The smallest closed contour surrounding the center of the image is then labeled as the border of interest, using the knowledge that the scanner is centered upon the left ventrical. It is concluded that methods of segmenting MR cardiac images using fractal dimension have considerable promise.

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Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology


pt 3

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