Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine

Soft Computing in Medical Image Processing


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Published

Lead Editor

1University of Hyogo, Kobe, Japan

2University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

3University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary


Soft Computing in Medical Image Processing

Description

Recent advances in medical imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) enable us to acquire high-dimensional, sectional, thin-sliced, and a large number of images within a short acquisition time. The sheer volume of data poses great challenges for human interpretation of images by radiologists. Image processing becomes essential to analyze such complex data.

Soft computing has been introduced into medical image processing because it is an effective approach to handle uncertainties inherent in acquiring image data. Some examples in the past 20 years are fuzzy connectedness approaches to image segmentation, fuzzy clustering methods particularly for human brain MR image segmentation, and statistical atlases and fuzzy models for object recognition and delineation. Soft computing approaches include fuzzy logic, neural networks, support vector machines, evolutional computation, probabilistic approaches, and chaos theory.

This special issue aims to showcase recent advances in soft computing approaches in medical image processing.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer-aided diagnosis systems
  • Computer-aided detection systems
  • Computer-aided surgery systems
  • Image/signal processing theory and algorithms
  • Image reconstruction
  • Medical informatics
  • Medical image/signal analysis
  • Medical image/signal processing
  • Medical image/signal acquisition theory/algorithm/systems
  • Multidimensional data visualization
  • Fuzzy image processing
  • Evolutional image processing
  • Neural network
  • Image enhancement
  • Filtering
  • Noise removal

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7358162
  • - Editorial

Soft Computing in Medical Image Processing

Syoji Kobashi | László G. Nyúl | Jayaram K. Udupa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9514707
  • - Research Article

Segmentation of White Blood Cell from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Images Using Dual-Threshold Method

Yan Li | Rui Zhu | ... | Di Yao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4738391
  • - Research Article

A Novel Medical Freehand Sketch 3D Model Retrieval Method by Dimensionality Reduction and Feature Vector Transformation

Zhang Jing | Kang Bao Sheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8356294
  • - Research Article

Multiscale CNNs for Brain Tumor Segmentation and Diagnosis

Liya Zhao | Kebin Jia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9610192
  • - Research Article

Dense Trajectories and DHOG for Classification of Viewpoints from Echocardiogram Videos

Liqin Huang | Xiangyu Zhang | Wei Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5170379
  • - Research Article

Gesture-Controlled Interface for Contactless Control of Various Computer Programs with a Hooking-Based Keyboard and Mouse-Mapping Technique in the Operating Room

Ben Joonyeon Park | Taekjin Jang | ... | Namkug Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5892051
  • - Research Article

Computer Vision Based Automatic Extraction and Thickness Measurement of Deep Cervical Flexor from Ultrasonic Images

Kwang Baek Kim | Doo Heon Song | Hyun Jun Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 120495
  • - Research Article

A Hybrid Method for Image Segmentation Based on Artificial Fish Swarm Algorithm and Fuzzy -Means Clustering

Li Ma | Yang Li | ... | Runzhu Fan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 262819
  • - Research Article

The Nonsubsampled Contourlet Transform Based Statistical Medical Image Fusion Using Generalized Gaussian Density

Guocheng Yang | Meiling Li | ... | Jie Yu
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
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