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Crease Surfaces: From Theory to Extraction and Application to Diffusion Tensor MRI

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Crease Surfaces: From Theory to Extraction and Application to Diffusion Tensor MRI
—Crease surfaces are two-dimensional manifolds along which a scalar field assumes a local maximum (ridge) or a local minimum (valley) in a constrained space. Unlike isosurfaces, they are able to capture extremal structures in the data. Creases have a long tradition in image processing and computer vision, and have recently become a popular tool for visualization. When extracting crease surfaces, degeneracies of the Hessian (i.e., lines along which two eigenvalues are equal) have so far been ignored. We show that these loci, however, have two important consequences for the topology of crease surfaces: First, creases are bounded not only by a side constraint on eigenvalue sign, but also by Hessian degeneracies. Second, crease surfaces are not, in general, orientable. We describe an efficient algorithm for the extraction of crease surfaces which takes these insights into account and demonstrate that it produces more accurate results than previous approaches. Finally, we show that diffus...
Thomas Schultz, Holger Theisel, Hans-Peter Seidel
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Updated 31 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where TVCG
Authors Thomas Schultz, Holger Theisel, Hans-Peter Seidel
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