Automatic extraction of heart contour using SNAKES

Yoshiyuki Morioka, Yasue Mitsukura, Stephen Karungaru, Minoru Fukumi, Norio Akamatsu, Ichiro Kai, Motokatsu Yasutomo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Recently, as sophisticated medical instruments have been developed, the internal state of a human body has become well-known. In particular, in the examination of heart, non-surgical and non-intrusion ultrasonic diagnostics are generally utilized. However, the diagnosis depends on the doctor's subjectivity and experience. Furthermore, the doctor's burden increases because the contour of the heart is extracted by manual operations. Therefore, the development of a system that offers objective information in addition to a subjective judgment of the doctor by extracting and analyzing quantitative information from image analysis by computers is necessary. In this paper, the contour of the chamber wall is extracted by using an active contour model SNAKES as a preprocessing of the heart disease detection. The contour has been extracted by using SNAKES of the expasion model from the inner surface of heart.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Oct 182006 Oct 21

Publication series

Name2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference


Other2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Contour extraction
  • Right atrium
  • Ultrasonic image

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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