Date of Award

August 2021

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Zeyun Dr. Yu

Committee Members

Jake Dr. Luo, Jun Dr. Zhang


CT-Scan Segmentation, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Medical Image Segmentation, Medical Imaging, Wound Segmentation


Image segmentation is the most crucial step in image processing and analysis. It can divide an image into meaningfully descriptive components or pathological structures. The result of the image division helps analyze images and classify objects. Therefore, getting the most accurate segmented image is essential, especially in medical images. Segmentation methods can be divided into three categories: manual, semiautomatic, and automatic. Manual is the most general and straightforward approach. Manual segmentation is not only time-consuming but also is imprecise. However, automatic image segmentation techniques, such as thresholding and edge detection, are not accurate in the presence of artifacts like noise and texture. This research aims to show how to extract features and use traditional machine learning methods like a random forest to obtain the most accurate regions of interest in CT images. In addition, this study shows how to use a deep learning model to segment the wound area in raw pictures and then analyze the corresponding area in near-infrared images. This thesis first gives a brief review of current approaches to medical image segmentation and deep learning background. Furthermore, we describe different approaches to build a model for segmenting CT-Scan images and Wound Images. For the results, we achieve 97.4% accuracy in CT-image segmentation and 89.8% F1-Score For wound image segmentation.