Medical Image Segmentation Using Anisotropic Filter, User Interaction and Fuzzy C-Mean (FCM)

  • M. A. Balafar
  • Abd. Rahman Ramli
  • M. Iqbal Saripan
  • Rozi Mahmud
  • Syamsiah Mashohor
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 15)


We proposed a new clustering method based on Anisotropic Filter, user interaction and fuzzy c-mean (FCM). In the postulated method, the color image is converted to grey level image and anisotropic filter is applied to decrease noise; User selects training data for each target class, afterwards, the image is clustered using ordinary FCM. Due to in-homogeneity and unknown noise some clusters contain training data for more than one target class. These clusters are partitioned again. This process continues until there are not such clusters. Then, the clusters contain training data for a target class assigned to that target class; Mean of intensity in each class is considered as feature for that class, afterwards, feature distance of each unsigned cluster from different class is found then unsigned clusters are signed to target class with least distance from. Experimental result is demonstrated to show effectiveness of new method.


Anisotropic filter medical image segmentation user interaction fuzzy c-mean (FCM) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Balafar
    • 1
  • Abd. Rahman Ramli
    • 1
  • M. Iqbal Saripan
    • 1
  • Rozi Mahmud
    • 2
  • Syamsiah Mashohor
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Computer & Communication Systems, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of MedicineUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia

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