Active Volume Models for 3D Medical Image Segmentation

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Active Volume Models for 3D Medical Image Segmentation
In this paper, we propose a novel predictive model for object boundary, which can integrate information from any sources. The model is a dynamic “object” model whose manifestation includes a deformable surface representing shape, a volumetric interior carrying appearance statistics, and an embedded classifier that separates object from background based on current feature information. Unlike Snakes, Level Set, Graph Cut, MRF and CRF approaches, the model is “self-contained” in that it does not model the background, but rather focuses on an accurate representation of the foreground object’s attributes. As we will show, however, the model is capable of reasoning about the background statistics thus can detect when is change sufficient to invoke a boundary decision. The shape of the 3D model is considered as an elastic solid, with a simplex-mesh (i.e. finite element triangulation) surface made of thousands of vertices. Deformations of the model are derived from a ...
Tian Shen (Lehigh University), Hongsheng Li (Lehig
Added 09 May 2009
Updated 10 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CVPR
Authors Tian Shen (Lehigh University), Hongsheng Li (Lehigh University), Zhen Qian (Piedmont Heart Institute), Xiaolei Huang (Lehigh University)
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