Stochastic Modeling of Volume Images with a 3-D Hidden Markov Model

Jia Li, Dhiraj Joshi, James Z. Wang
Penn State University

Over the years, researchers in the image analysis community have successfully used various statistical modeling methods to segment, classify, and annotate digital images. In this paper, we propose a 3-D hidden Markov model (HMM) for volume image modeling. A computationally efficient algorithm is developed to estimate the model. The 3-D HMM is applied to volume image segmentation and tested using synthetic images with ground truth. Experiments have demonstrated that 3-DHMM outperforms Gaussian mixture model based clustering by an order of magnitude in accuracy.

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Citation: Jia Li, Dhiraj Joshi and James Z. Wang, ``Stochastic Modeling of Volume Images with a 3-D Hidden Markov Model,'' Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Singapore, pp. 2359-2362, IEEE, October 2004.

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