Contour-based Interface for Refining Volume Segmentation

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Contour-based Interface for Refining Volume Segmentation
Medical volume images contain ambiguous and low-contrast boundaries around which existing fully- or semiautomatic segmentation algorithms often cause errors. In this paper, we propose a novel system for intuitively and efficiently refining medical volume segmentation by modifying multiple curved contours. Starting with segmentation data obtained using any existing algorithm, the user places a three-dimensional curved cross-section and contours of the foreground region by drawing a cut stroke, and then modifies the contours referring to the cross-section. The modified contours are used as constraints for deforming a boundary surface that envelops the foreground region, and the region is updated by that deformed boundary. Our surface deformation algorithm seamlessly integrates detail-preserving and curvature-diffusing methods to keep important detail boundary features intact while obtaining smooth surfaces around unimportant boundary regions. Our system supports topological manipulation...
Takashi Ijiri, Hideo Yokota
Added 09 Dec 2010
Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CGF
Authors Takashi Ijiri, Hideo Yokota
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