@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10002061,
	  title     = {A Fuzzy Approach to Liver Tumor Segmentation with Zernike Moments},
	  author    = {Abder-Rahman Ali and  Antoine Vacavant and  Manuel Grand-Brochier and  Adélaïde Albouy-Kissi and  Jean-Yves Boire},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {In this paper, we present a new segmentation approach
for liver lesions in regions of interest within MRI (Magnetic
Resonance Imaging). This approach, based on a two-cluster Fuzzy CMeans
methodology, considers the parameter variable compactness
to handle uncertainty. Fine boundaries are detected by a local
recursive merging of ambiguous pixels with a sequential forward
floating selection with Zernike moments. The method has been tested
on both synthetic and real images. When applied on synthetic images,
the proposed approach provides good performance, segmentations
obtained are accurate, their shape is consistent with the ground truth,
and the extracted information is reliable. The results obtained on MR
images confirm such observations. Our approach allows, even for
difficult cases of MR images, to extract a segmentation with good
performance in terms of accuracy and shape, which implies that the
geometry of the tumor is preserved for further clinical activities (such
as automatic extraction of pharmaco-kinetics properties, lesion
characterization, etc.).},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Biomedical and Biological Engineering},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {7},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {559 - 564},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10002061},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/103},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 103, 2015},
	}