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GPU-accelerated level-set segmentation

Item Type:Article
Title:GPU-accelerated level-set segmentation
Creators Name:Lamas-Rodríguez, J. and Heras, D.B. and Argüello, F. and Kainmueller, D. and Zachow, S. and Bóo, M.
Abstract:The level-set method, a technique for the computation of evolving interfaces, is a solution commonly used to segment images and volumes in medical applications. GPUs have become a commodity hardware with hundreds of cores that can execute thousands of threads in parallel, and they are nowadays ideal platforms to execute computational intensive tasks, such as the 3D level-set-based segmentation, in real time. In this paper, we propose two GPU implementations of the level-set-based segmentation method called Fast Two-Cycle. Our proposals perform computations in independent domains called tiles and modify the structure of the original algorithm to better exploit the features of the GPU. The implementations were tested with real images of brain vessels and a synthetic MRI image of the brain. Results show that they execute faster than a CPU-sequential implementation of the same method, without any significant loss of the segmentation quality and without requiring distributed parallel computer infrastructures.
Keywords:Level-Set, Segmentation, GPU, CUDA, GPGPU
Source:Journal of Real-Time Image Processing
ISSN:1861-8200
Publisher:Springer (Germany)
Volume:12
Number:1
Page Range:15-29
Date:June 2016
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11554-013-0378-6

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