@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10009241,
	  title     = {Graph Cuts Segmentation Approach Using a Patch-Based Similarity Measure Applied for Interactive CT Lung Image Segmentation},
	  author    = {Aicha Majda and  Abdelhamid El Hassani},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Lung CT image segmentation is a prerequisite in lung
CT image analysis. Most of the conventional methods need a
post-processing to deal with the abnormal lung CT scans such as
lung nodules or other lesions. The simplest similarity measure in
the standard Graph Cuts Algorithm consists of directly comparing
the pixel values of the two neighboring regions, which is not
accurate because this kind of metrics is extremely sensitive to minor
transformations such as noise or other artifacts problems. In this work,
we propose an improved version of the standard graph cuts algorithm
based on the Patch-Based similarity metric. The boundary penalty
term in the graph cut algorithm is defined Based on Patch-Based
similarity measurement instead of the simple intensity measurement
in the standard method. The weights between each pixel and its
neighboring pixels are Based on the obtained new term. The graph
is then created using theses weights between its nodes. Finally,
the segmentation is completed with the minimum cut/Max-Flow
algorithm. Experimental results show that the proposed method is
very accurate and efficient, and can directly provide explicit lung
regions without any post-processing operations compared to the
standard method.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering},
	  volume    = {12},
	  number    = {7},
	  year      = {2018},
	  pages     = {520 - 524},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10009241},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/139},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 139, 2018},