Topology smoothing for segmentation and surface reconstruction

Pierre Louis Bazin, Dzung L. Pham

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Abstract

We propose a new method for removing topological defects in surfaces and volumes segmented from medical images. Unlike current topology correction approaches, we define a smoothing operator that acts solely on the image volume and can be integrated into segmentation procedures. The method is based on an analysis of the scalar field underlying the isosurface of interest, and performs only local changes. No assumptions are required on the structure to segment, or on the desired topology. We show that segmentation algorithms that incorporate toplogical smoothing produce results with fewer topological defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science
EditorsC. Barillot, D.R. Haynor, P. Hellier
Pages111-118
Number of pages8
Volume3216
EditionPART 1
StatePublished - 2004
EventMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2004 - 7th International Conference, Proceedings - Saint-Malo, France
Duration: Sep 26 2004Sep 29 2004

Other

OtherMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2004 - 7th International Conference, Proceedings
CountryFrance
CitySaint-Malo
Period9/26/049/29/04

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Topological Defects
Surface Reconstruction
Surface reconstruction
Smoothing
Segmentation
Topology
Isosurface
Defects
Medical Image
Scalar Field
Mathematical operators
Operator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Bazin, P. L., & Pham, D. L. (2004). Topology smoothing for segmentation and surface reconstruction. In C. Barillot, D. R. Haynor, & P. Hellier (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (PART 1 ed., Vol. 3216, pp. 111-118)

Topology smoothing for segmentation and surface reconstruction. / Bazin, Pierre Louis; Pham, Dzung L.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science. ed. / C. Barillot; D.R. Haynor; P. Hellier. Vol. 3216 PART 1. ed. 2004. p. 111-118.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bazin, PL & Pham, DL 2004, Topology smoothing for segmentation and surface reconstruction. in C Barillot, DR Haynor & P Hellier (eds), Lecture Notes in Computer Science. PART 1 edn, vol. 3216, pp. 111-118, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2004 - 7th International Conference, Proceedings, Saint-Malo, France, 9/26/04.
Bazin PL, Pham DL. Topology smoothing for segmentation and surface reconstruction. In Barillot C, Haynor DR, Hellier P, editors, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. PART 1 ed. Vol. 3216. 2004. p. 111-118
Bazin, Pierre Louis ; Pham, Dzung L. / Topology smoothing for segmentation and surface reconstruction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. editor / C. Barillot ; D.R. Haynor ; P. Hellier. Vol. 3216 PART 1. ed. 2004. pp. 111-118
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