12 May 1995 Application of image processing system using fuzzy chips for soft tissue extraction
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This paper describes our new medical imaging processing system using fuzzy chips, which is capable of generating an image of contour of tissue, such as liver, carotid artery, and hepatic duct. Fuzzy inference method was used in extracting contour image of such structures out of the original image from MRI. Our previous system was built on a personal computer equipped with a fuzzy chip, while our new system reported in this paper has a graphic workstation equipped with a specially made fuzzy inference board having multiple fuzzy chips. This change has achieved great enhancement in processing speed. The fuzzy inference board was connected via VME bus to a graphic workstation, which controls flow of data to and from the fuzzy inference board, preprocessing of original medical image data, and final stage of determining contour of interested structures.
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Satoshi Matsushita, Satoshi Matsushita, Hiroshi Oyamada, Hiroshi Oyamada, Masahiro Kusakabe, Masahiro Kusakabe, Naoki Suzuki, Naoki Suzuki, } "Application of image processing system using fuzzy chips for soft tissue extraction", Proc. SPIE 2434, Medical Imaging 1995: Image Processing, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208751; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.208751

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