Level set image segmentation with Bayesian analysis

Huiyu Zhou*, Yuan Yuan, Faquan Lin, Tangwei Liu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Classical level set methods easily suffer from deficiency in the presence of noise and other significant edges adjacent to the real boundary. This problem has not been effectively solved in the research community. In this paper, we propose an improved energy function to tackle this problem by continuously rectifying the deviation of the level set function according to the signed distance function. This is achieved using an expectation-maximisation algorithm. Experimental work shows the proposed framework outperforms the classical level set algorithms in accuracy and efficiency of image segmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1994-2000
Number of pages7
Issue number10-12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008


  • Bayesian analysis
  • Energy minimisation
  • Level set
  • Segmentation


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