Multi-Projection Segmentation on Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography Images Using Level Set Method

  • Fahmi Syuhada Teknik Informatika Unram
  • Rarasmaya Indraswari Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya
  • Agus Zainal Arifin Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya
  • Dini Adni Navastara Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya
Keywords: Segmentation, CBCT, Boundary Tracking, projection, level set


Segmentation of dental Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images based on Boundary Tracking has been widely used in recent decades. Generally, the process only uses axial projection data of CBCT where the slices image that representing the tip of the tooth object have decreased in contrast which impact to difficult to distinguish with background or other elements. In this paper we propose the multi-projection segmentation method by combining the level set segmentation result on three projections to detect the tooth object more optimally. Multiprojection is performed by decomposing CBCT data which produces three projections called axial, sagittal and coronal projections. Then, the segmentation based on the set level method is implemented on the slices image in the three projections. The results of the three projections are combined to get the final result of this method. This proposed method obtains evaluation results of accuracy, sensitivity, specificity with values of 97.18%, 88.62%, and 97.61%, respectively.

Intelligent System and Computer Vision