26 February 2013 Segmentation of materials images using 3D electron interaction modeling
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In this paper, we propose the scanning electron microscope (SEM) image blurring model and apply this model to the joint deconvolution and segmentation method which performs deconvolution and segmentation simultaneously. In the field of materials science and engineering, automated image segmentation techniques are critical and getting exact boundary shape is especially important. However, there are still some difficulty in getting good segmentation results when the images have blurring degradation. SEM images have blurring due in part to complex electron interactions during acquisition. To improve segmentation results at object boundaries, we incorporate prior knowledge of this blurring degradation into the existing EM/MPM segmentation algorithm. Experimental results are presented to demonstrate that the proposed method can be used to improve the segmentation of microscope images of materials.
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Dae Woo Kim, Dae Woo Kim, Mary L. Comer, Mary L. Comer, "Segmentation of materials images using 3D electron interaction modeling", Proc. SPIE 8657, Computational Imaging XI, 86570G (26 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2012829; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2012829

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