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Tubular Surface Segmentation for Extracting Anatomical Structures From Medical Imagery

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Tubular Surface Segmentation for Extracting Anatomical Structures From Medical Imagery
Abstract--This work provides a model for tubular structures, and devises an algorithm to automatically extract tubular anatomical structures from medical imagery. Our model fits many anatomical structures in medical imagery, in particular, various fiber bundles in the brain (imaged through DiffusionWeighted Magnetic Resonance (DW-MRI)) such as the cingulum bundle, and blood vessel trees in computed tomography angiograms (CTA). Extraction of the cingulum bundle is of interest because of possible ties to Schizophrenia, and extracting blood vessels is helpful in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. The tubular model we propose has advantages over many existing approaches in literature: fewer degrees of freedom over a general deformable surface hence energies defined on such tubes are less sensitive to undesirable local minima, and the tube (in 3D) can be naturally represented by a 4D curve (a radius function and centerline), which leads to computationally less costly algorithms and h...
Vandana Mohan, Ganesh Sundaramoorthi, Allen Tannen
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where TMI
Authors Vandana Mohan, Ganesh Sundaramoorthi, Allen Tannenbaum
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