Thyroid Segmenetation and Area Measurement using Active Contour
Pramod Kumar Sahu1, Dinesh Kumar Whavnani2
1Mr. Pramod Kumar, Received the B.E of Engineering & Technology Durg, CSVTU University, India.
2Mr. Dinesh Kumar Whawnani,  Asst. Prof. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, in Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg, India.
Manuscript received on May 27, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on June 13, 2014. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2014. | PP: 303-307  | Volume-3, Issue-5, June 2014.  | Retrieval Number:  E3227063514/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: In this paper, we are presenting a simple guide t o determine the thyroid Segmentation and Area lobes in the thyroid ultrasound image using a MATLAB. The thyroid measurement, recognition and segmentation system is very useful in the medical field because it m easurem ent is important for the doctor diagnostic and medical analysis. Ultrasound image using undergoes the contrast enhancement and enhancement image .The enhancement image is used segmentation the thyroid region by local region active contour. The thyroid region is segmented into the 2 parts that is right and left with the active contour method separately. the thyroid have two lobes; right lobe and left lobe. We take five samples, different people have different size and area of thyroid, especially for measurement of the width, depth and area Therefore, measurements only involve the width, depth and area of the thyroid of particular region. The result of thyroid measurement is successfully calculated in pixel unit that can be converted in centimetre (cm) unit. The proposed method is benefited to enhance the image and segmentation the thyroid lobe.
Keywords: Thyroid medical imaging, Ultrasound image, Contrast Enhancement, local area Active Contours.