¹Department of Physics, College of Science, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq
²Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, College of Science, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq
Thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland located in the front of the neck just below the Adams apple. Thyroid is one of the endocrine gland, which produces hormones that help the body to control metabolism. A different thyroid disorder includes Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, and thyroid nodules (benign/malignant).Ultrasound imaging is most commonly used to detect and classify abnormalities of the thyroid gland. Segmentation method is a tool that used widely in many applications including medical image processing. One of the common applications of segmentation is in medical image analysis for clinical diagnosis that has an important role in terms of quality and quantity. Medical image segmentation methods generally have restrictions because medical images have very similar gray level and texture among the interested objects. Therefore, significant segmentation error may occur. In this paper some methods are tested to detect and segment thyroid Ultrasound images.
Keyword: Thyroid, Ultrasound imaging, Segmentation