Active Contours with Selective Local or Global Segmentation: A New Formulation and Level Set Method
K.H. Zhang, L.Zhang, H.H. Song and W. Zhou
Our paper mainly has two contributions:
Proposed an SPF(signed pressure force)function which can effectively stop the curve evolution.
Proposed a new level set function re-initialization method (Selective Binary and Gaussian Filtering Regularized Level Set (SBGFRLS)) which is robust and simple to implement.
The Level set formulation is as follows
The following is demonstration of the curve evolution according to the above formulation when it lies to all the possible positions in the image.
The algorithm flow diagram is as follows
The following are some demos about the experiments in our paper.
Note: We eliminate the re-binarization procedure in the following algorithms. This regularization method is the same as that proposed by our paper ¡°Active Contours Driven by Local Image Fitting Energy¡±.
Download the matlab code
Our level set regularization method can be used to regularize the general level set formulation as follows: