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Volume 19, Issue 2


Computer analysis of gallbladder ultrasonic images towards recognition of pathological lesions

M. Ogiela / S. Bodzioch
Published Online: 2011-04-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11772-011-0001-y


This paper presents a new approach to gallbladder ultrasonic image processing and analysis towards automatic detection and interpretation of disease symptoms on processed US images. First, in this paper, there is presented a new heuristic method of filtering gallbladder contours from images. A major stage in this filtration is to segment and section off areas occupied by the said organ. This paper provides for an inventive algorithm for the holistic extraction of gallbladder image contours, based on rank filtration, as well as on the analysis of line profile sections on tested organs. The second part concerns detecting the most important lesion symptoms of the gallbladder. Automating a process of diagnosis always comes down to developing algorithms used to analyze the object of such diagnosis and verify the occurrence of symptoms related to given affection. The methodology of computer analysis of US gallbladder images presented here is clearly utilitarian in nature and after standardising can be used as a technique for supporting the diagnostics of selected gallbladder disorders using the images of this organ.

Keywords: medical pattern interpretation; image processing; gallbladder lesion detection; ultrasound image recognition

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Published Online: 2011-04-08

Published in Print: 2011-06-01

Citation Information: Opto-Electronics Review, Volume 19, Issue 2, Pages 155–168, ISSN (Online) 1896-3757, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11772-011-0001-y.

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