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Extraction of Muscle Areas form Ultrasonographic Images using Subcutaneous Fat Areas and Thoracic Vertebra

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2012, 17(5), pp.29-32
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science

Kwang Baek Kim ORD ID 1

1신라대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

In this paper, we propose a novel method to extract muscle area from lumbar ultrasonographic image. The muscle area resided in lumbar area can be defined as the area between thoracic vertebra and subcutaneous fat area. A modified 4-directional contour tracing algorithm is designed to detect the boundaries and candidate areas are extracted and verified by the morphological characteristics of lumbar area. The experiment using 392 lumbar images verifies that the proposed method is sufficiently effective by showing over 94% accuracy in extraction.

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