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Segmentation of organs in pig offal using auto-context

Segmentation of organs in pig offal using auto-context

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 13th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI)
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Nano to Macro, ISBI 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages1324-1328
Number of pages5
VolumeJune-2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781479923496
ISBN (Print)9781479923502
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StatePublished - 16 Jun 2016
Event2016 IEEE 13th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging - Prague, Czech Republic

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Conference2016 IEEE 13th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Abbreviated titleISBI 2016
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period13/04/1616/04/16
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Abstract

The segmentation of 2D images of 3D non-rigid objects into their constituent parts can pose challenging problems, such as missing and occluded parts, weak constraints over the spatial arrangement of parts, and variance in form and appearance. These problems have been addressed via segmentation methods that incorporate spatial context information, such as the auto-context technique. In this paper, we address for the first time the problem of segmenting multiple organs in images of pig offal, a challenging image analysis task that constitutes an essential step towards automated screening at abattoir for signs of sub-clinical diseases. We applied auto-context segmentation to a large data set of images and explored the effect of complementing conventional context features with integral features suited to our application.

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