A retrieval scheme for liver computerize tomography (CT) images based on Gabor texture is presented. For each hepatic CT image, we manually delineate abnormal regions within liver area. Then, a continuous Gabor transform is utilized to analyze the texture of the pathology bearing region and extract the corresponding feature vectors. For a given sample image, we compare its feature vector with those of other images. Similar images with the highest rank are retrieved. In experiments, 45 liver CT images are collected, and the effectiveness of Gabor texture for content based retrieval is verified.
© 2005 Chinese Optics Letters
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(100.6950) Image processing : Tomographic image processing
(100.7410) Image processing : Wavelets
Chenguang Zhao, Hongyan Cheng, and Tiange Zhuang, "Hepatic CT image query using Gabor features," Chin. Opt. Lett. 2, 383-385 (2004)