dc.contributor.authorChuah, Tong Kuan
dc.contributor.authorLim, Jun Hong
dc.contributor.authorPoh, Chueh Loo
dc.identifier.citationChuah, T. K., Lim, J. H., & Poh, C. L. (2012). Group average difference : A termination criterion for active contour. Journal of digital imaging, 25(2), 279-293.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a termination criterion for active contour that does not involve alteration of the energy functional. The criterion is based on the area difference of the contour during evolution. In this criterion, the evolution of the contour terminates when the area difference fluctuates around a constant. The termination criterion is tested using parametric gradient vector flow active contour with contour resampling and normal force selection. The usefulness of the criterion is shown through its trend, speed, accuracy, shape insensitivity, and insensitivity to contour resampling. The metric used in the proposed criterion demonstrated a steadily decreasing trend. For automatic implementation in which different shapes need to be segmented, the proposed criterion demonstrated almost 50% and 60% total time reduction while achieving similar accuracy as compared with the pixel movement-based method in the segmentation of synthetic and real medical images, respectively. Our results also show that the proposed termination criterion is insensitive to shape variation and contour resampling. The criterion also possesses potential to be used for other kinds of snakes.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of digital imagingen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Chemical engineering
dc.titleGroup average difference : A termination criterion for active contouren_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Chemical and Biomedical Engineeringen_US

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