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Segmentation of Hand Bone for Bone Age Assessment


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Yan Chai Hum
    Pages 1-9
  3. Yan Chai Hum
    Pages 11-45
  4. Yan Chai Hum
    Pages 47-98
  5. Yan Chai Hum
    Pages 99-126
  6. Yan Chai Hum
    Pages 127-129
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 131-132

About this book


The objective of this Brief is to provide a solution to the unsolved technical problem in segmentation for the automated bone age assessment system. The task is accomplished by first applying the modified histogram equalized module, then applying the proposed automated anisotropic diffusion technique. It is followed by a novel fuzzy quadruple division scheme to optimize the central segmentation algorithm, and then an additional quality assurance scheme. The designed segmentation framework works without demanding scarce resources such as training sets and skillful operators.  The results have shown that the designed framework is capable of separating the soft-tissue and background from the hand bone with high accuracy. This Brief should be especially useful for students and professional researchers in the Biomedical and image processing fields.


Active Contour Model Automated Anisotropic Diffusion Bone Age Assessment Central Segmentation Algorithm Clustering Algorithm Edge Detectors Fuzzy Quadruple Division Hand Bone Segmentation Ossification Development Region Splitting and Merging Seeded Region Growing Thresholding Watershed Segmentation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., level 2, V01, Block B, Satellite Bldng.Universiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudai-JohorMalaysia

About the authors

Dr. Hum Yan Chai received his PhD in the field of Biomedical Imaging from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He is currently working as a researcher in the Medical Implant Technology Group (MEDITEG), Materials and Manufacturing Research Alliance. His research interests are: computerized bone age assessment, Digital X-Ray imaging, medical image processing, filter design, fuzzy logic, medical computing and performance optimization. He serves as the member of editorial board for a few international journals in relevant fields. He is also a program committee member and peer reviewer for over 15 international conferences.

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