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International Journal of Biomedical Imaging
Volume 2008, Article ID 759354, 11 pages
Research Article

Semi-Automatic Integrated Segmentation Approaches and Contour Extraction Applied to Computed Tomography Scan Images

1Department of Computer Science, University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour, 64012 PauCedex, France
2Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius

Received 21 December 2007; Revised 3 June 2008; Accepted 7 August 2008

Academic Editor: Seung Lee

Copyright © 2008 B. Dhalila S. Y. Khoodoruth et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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