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Performance Evaluation of Medical Segmentation Techniques for Cardiac MRI

Osama S. Faragallah1,*, Ghada Abdel-Aziz2, Walid El-Shafai3, Hala S. El-sayed4, S.F. El-Zoghdy5, Gamal G.N. Geweid6,7

1 Department of Information Technology, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, P.O. Box 11099, Taif 21944, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Menoufia University, Menouf 32952, Egypt
3 Department of Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Menoufia University, Menouf 32952, Egypt
4 Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Menoufia University, Shebin El-Kom 32511, Egypt
5 Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Menoufia University, Shebin El-Kom 32511, Egypt
6 Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Benha University, Benha 13518, Egypt
7 Department of Engineering and Technology, Worldwide College of Aeronautics, Worldwide Campus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA

* Corresponding Author: Osama S. Faragallah. Email: email

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2021, 29(1), 15-29.


The process of segmentation of the cardiac image aims to limit the inner and outer walls of the heart to segment all or portions of the organ’s boundaries. Due to its accurate morphological information, magnetic resonance (MR) images are typically used in cardiac segmentation as they provide the best contrast of soft tissues. The data acquired from the resulting cardiac images simplifies not only the laboratory assessment but also other conventional diagnostic techniques that provide several useful measures to evaluate and diagnose cardiovascular disease (CVD). Therefore, scientists have offered numerous segmentation schemes to remedy these issues for producing more accurate diagnosis. This work conducts a comparative study among several medical image segmentation schemes to find the most accurate segmentation quality based on performance measurements such as Hausdorff distance, peak signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR), and similarity Dice coefficient. This paper utilizes a multi-axis Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Image (CMRI) database in three axes for several case studies which provide the results of various segmentation schemes. Additionally, throughout the experiments, the performance time of every segmentation scheme is estimated and utilized in the comparison process as an additional performance factor.


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O. S. Faragallah, G. Abdel-Aziz, W. El-Shafai, H. S. El-sayed, S. El-Zoghdy et al., "Performance evaluation of medical segmentation techniques for cardiac mri," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 29, no.1, pp. 15–29, 2021.

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