Volume 12, Number 1

Role of Hybrid Level Set in Fetal Contour Extraction


Rachana Jaiswal and Srikant Satarkar, Amravati University, India


Image processing technologies may be employed for quicker and accurate diagnosis in analysis and feature extraction of medical images. Here, existing level set algorithm is modified and it is employed for extracting contour of fetus in an image. In traditional approach, fetal parameters are extracted manually from ultrasound images. An automatic technique is highly desirable to obtain fetal biometric measurements due to some problems in traditional approach such as lack of consistency and accuracy. The proposed approach utilizes global & local region information for fetal contour extraction from ultrasonic images. The main goal of this research is to develop a new methodology to aid the analysis and feature extraction.


Active contour, Global Region-based, Local Region-based, Edge-based.