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Author (up) Joan M. Nuñez; Jorge Bernal; F. Javier Sanchez; Fernando Vilariño edit   pdf
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  Title Blood Vessel Characterization in Colonoscopy Images to Improve Polyp Localization Type Conference Article
  Year 2013 Publication Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 1 Issue Pages 162-171  
  Keywords Colonoscopy; Blood vessel; Linear features; Valley detection  
  Abstract This paper presents an approach to mitigate the contribution of blood vessels to the energy image used at different tasks of automatic colonoscopy image analysis. This goal is achieved by introducing a characterization of endoluminal scene objects which allows us to differentiate between the trace of 2-dimensional visual objects,such as vessels, and shades from 3-dimensional visual objects, such as folds. The proposed characterization is based on the influence that the object shape has in the resulting visual feature, and it leads to the development of a blood vessel attenuation algorithm. A database consisting of manually labelled masks was built in order to test the performance of our method, which shows an encouraging success in blood vessel mitigation while keeping other structures intact. Moreover, by extending our method to the only available polyp localization
algorithm tested on a public database, blood vessel mitigation proved to have a positive influence on the overall performance.
  Address Barcelona; February 2013  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher SciTePress Place of Publication Editor  
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  Area 800 Expedition Conference VISIGRAPP  
  Notes MV; 600.054; 600.057 Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ NBS2013 Serial 2198  
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