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This paper presents a morphological active contour ideal for vascular segmentation in biomedical images.
The unenhanced images of vessels and background are successfully segmented using a two-step
morphological active contour based upon Chan and Vese’s Active Contour without Edges. Using dilation
and erosion as an approximation of curve evolution, the contour provides an efficient, simple, and robust
alternative to solving partial differential equations used by traditional level-set Active Contour models. The
proposed method is demonstrated with segmented data set images and compared to results garnered from
multiphase Active Contour without Edges, morphological watershed, and Fuzzy C-means segmentations.