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Interpolation by directed distance morphing
Author(s): William A. Barrett; Eric Bess
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Paper Abstract

Shape-based interpolation (SBI) is used for interpolation between binary serial slice images. Although SBI approximates the interslice geometry more accurately than traditional techniques such as linear (L) or cubic spline (CS) interpolation, SBI produces only a binary result. This paper extends SBI to interpolation of grayscale images (SBIG) using simulated 3D distance maps to produce a grayscale image volume. Results of SBIG are superior visually (sharper detail, no artificial intensities) and quantitatively to L or CS. This is particularly evident in sagittal and coronal reconstructions. Clipping artifacts due to nonoverlapping structures or rapid changes in image brightness are minimized using simulated 3D maps. However, when objects between slices do not overlap, shape-based interpolation results in compressed or nonexistent geometry in some or all of the interpolated slices. The nonoverlapping problem is described and quantified. A new interpolation algorithm, directed distance morphing, is introduced and used to address the nonoverlapping problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2359, Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994, (9 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185243
Show Author Affiliations
William A. Barrett, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Eric Bess, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2359:
Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994
Richard A. Robb, Editor(s)

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