Author(s): Shameena N, Rahna Jabbar
Published in: International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Volume/Issue: Vol. 3 - Issue 4 (April- 2014)
Segmentation is the process of simplifying and/or changing the representation of an image into something that is more meaningful and easier to analyze. Image segmentation is typically used to locate objects and boundaries in images. Medical image segmentation plays a crucial role in delineation of regions of interest under study. It is essential in almost any medical imaging applications and is an essential step towards automated disease state detection in diagnostic imaging. Myocardial infraction is the leading cause of death throughout the world. Foreseeing and diagnosing of cardiac diseases usually require quantitative evaluation of the ventricle volume, mass, and ejection fraction. Advantages and disadvantages of the current segmentation methodologies are reviewed in perspective of medical imaging.
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