Vol.67, No.1, 2021, pp.709-722, doi:10.32604/cmc.2021.014347
Automatic Segmentation of Liver from Abdominal Computed Tomography Images Using Energy Feature
  • Prabakaran Rajamanickam1, Shiloah Elizabeth Darmanayagam1,*, Sunil Retmin Raj Cyril Raj2
1 University Department of Computer Science Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, 600025, India
2 University Department of Information Technology, MIT Campus, Chennai, 600044, India
* Corresponding Author: Shiloah Elizabeth Darmanayagam. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Intelligent Decision Support Systems for Complex Healthcare Applications)
Received 15 September 2020; Accepted 28 October 2020; Issue published 12 January 2021
Liver Segmentation is one of the challenging tasks in detecting and classifying liver tumors from Computed Tomography (CT) images. The segmentation of hepatic organ is more intricate task, owing to the fact that it possesses a sizeable quantum of vascularization. This paper proposes an algorithm for automatic seed point selection using energy feature for use in level set algorithm for segmentation of liver region in CT scans. The effectiveness of the method can be determined when used in a model to classify the liver CT images as tumorous or not. This involves segmentation of the region of interest (ROI) from the segmented liver, extraction of the shape and texture features from the segmented ROI and classification of the ROIs as tumorous or not by using a classifier based on the extracted features. In this work, the proposed seed point selection technique has been used in level set algorithm for segmentation of liver region in CT scans and the ROIs have been extracted using Fuzzy C Means clustering (FCM) which is one of the algorithms to segment the images. The dataset used in this method has been collected from various repositories and scan centers. The outcome of this proposed segmentation model has reduced the area overlap error that could offer the intended accuracy and consistency. It gives better results when compared with other existing algorithms. Fast execution in short span of time is another advantage of this method which in turns helps the radiologist to ascertain the abnormalities instantly.
Liver segmentation; automatic seed point; tumor segmentation; classification; fuzzy C means clustering
Cite This Article
P. Rajamanickam, S. E. Darmanayagam and S. Retmin, "Automatic segmentation of liver from abdominal computed tomography images using energy feature," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 67, no.1, pp. 709–722, 2021.
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