Edge Multi-scale Markov Random Field Model Based Medical Image Segmentation in Wavelet Domain

  • Wenjing Tang
  • Caiming Zhang
  • Hailin Zou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7996)


The segmentation algorithms based on MRF often exist edge block effect, and have low operation efficiency by modeling the whole image. To solve the problems the image segmentation algorithm using edge multiscale domain hierarchical Markov model is presented. It views an edge as an observable data series, the image characteristic field is built on a series of edge extracted by wavelet transform, and the label field MRF model based on the edge is established to integrate the scale interaction in the model, then the image segmentation is obtained. The test images and medical images are experimented, and the results show that compared with the WMSRF algorithm, the proposed algorithm can not only distinguish effectively different regions, but also retain the edge information very well, and improve the efficiency. Both the visual effects and evaluation parameters illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.


medical image segmentation MRF wavelet edge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenjing Tang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Caiming Zhang
    • 1
  • Hailin Zou
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyShandong UniversityJinanChina
  2. 2.School of Information and Electrical EngineeringLudong UniversityYantaiChina

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