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Journal Articles Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization Year : 2023

Tweedie hidden Markov random field and the expectation-method of moments and maximisation algorithm for brain MR image segmentation

Mouna Zitouni
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Afif Masmoudi
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Abstract

In this paper, a segmentation algorithm of brain magnetic resonance imaging is elaborated. The proposed method rests on Tweedie hidden Markov random field processing and the Expectation Method of moments and Maximisation algorithm. This new type of stochastic process stands for a Markov Random Field whose state sequence cannot be observed directly and whose spatial information is encoded through the mutual influences of neighbouring sites. Tweedie models are a special case of exponential dispersion models with power mean variance. In image processing problems as medical image segmentation no work has been recorded in terms of demonstrating the applicability of the Tweedie models with hidden Markov random field and different Tweedie parameters values p. Hence, our research stands for the pioneering work aiming at proving the efficiency of the Tweedie models in brain image segmentation. Expectation- Method of moments and Maximisation algorithm results from the combination of both EM (Expectation-Maximisation) algorithm and the method of moments. The algorithm was validated on synthetic data and tested on real images. The basic merit of our proposed algorithm of segmentation lies in its ability to identify the brain tumour. Experiments using Tweedie hidden Markov random field showed that the proposed method produces more intuitive results with a recognition rate of 93.72. In fact, the experimental results highlighted that our approach outperforms other approaches that are reported in literature.

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hal-04125444 , version 1 (12-06-2023)

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Mouna Zitouni, Afif Masmoudi, Mourad Zribi. Tweedie hidden Markov random field and the expectation-method of moments and maximisation algorithm for brain MR image segmentation. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization, 2023, 11 (1), pp.67-79. ⟨10.1080/21681163.2022.2045225⟩. ⟨hal-04125444⟩
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