Extraction of Brain Tumour in MRI Images using Marker Controlled Watershed Transform Technique in MATLAB

  • Danyal Maheshwari Mehran University of Engineering & Technology
  • Ali Akber Shah Department of Electronic Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
  • Muhammad Zakir Shaikh Department of Electronic Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
  • Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry FEECE, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
  • Sara Rahman Memon Department of Electronic Engineering, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering & Technology, Nawabshah
Keywords: Medical Image Processing, MRI, Brain, Tumor, Extraction, Watershed Transformation, Marker Controlled Watershed Transform, MATLAB

Abstract

In recent years, substantial research has been carried out in the field of image processing to evaluate different structures and information from images.  Image processing techniques have played a pivotal role in a wide range of medical image applications. They have been widely used to design different computational algorithms for extracting clinical information from medical images in different modalities including MRI, CT and Ultrasound. This paper aims to propose the use of image processing techniques in the medical field. The objective of this paper is to develop a MATLAB based algorithm that can be used to extract a brain tumor from a MRI Image. In this research, we have performed some noise removal functions, segmentation techniques and morphological operations for detection and extraction which are the basic concepts of image processing. We have developed a Watershed Transform technique based on internal and external markers. The detection and extraction of tumor from MRI image of the brain is done by using MATLAB software.

Author Biography

Danyal Maheshwari, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology
I’m Danyal Maheshwari, did my under graduation in Biomedical Engineering from Mehran University of Engineering & Technology. My grades throughout my College and university reflect my aptitude and that is the result of my hard work and proper planning. I would like to go beyond the requirements of the curriculum and carry my interested in the practical application of concepts. I was Exchange student under the umbrella of STRoNG-Ties Erasmus Mundus Program to University of Limerick in period of (Sept 2013 to May 2014). I believe that the knowledge I have gained is little and there is much more to learn and relearn.

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Published
2015-09-02
How to Cite
Maheshwari, D., Shah, A. A., Shaikh, M. Z., Chowdhry, B. S., & Memon, S. R. (2015). Extraction of Brain Tumour in MRI Images using Marker Controlled Watershed Transform Technique in MATLAB. Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Imaging, 2(4), 9. https://doi.org/10.14738/jbemi.24.1260