Contour extraction of fetus' head from echocardiogram using SNAKES

Toshiyuki Tanaka, Masato Torikai

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This paper deals with contour extraction of fetus' head from echocardiogram and its application to diagnosis in obstetrics. Active contour model "SNAKES" is modified and used for contour extraction. After contour extraction we automatically obtained the biparietal diameter (BPD) and the occipitofrontal diameter (OFD) from the contour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)768-771
Number of pages4
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr



  • Contour extraction
  • Echocardiogram
  • Fetus' head

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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