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Surface reconstruction based on descriptions of cross-sectional contours
Author(s): Yong H. Kim; Ren C. Luo
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Paper Abstract

Surface reconstruction from cross-sectional contours has become increasingly important in medical image applications. In this paper, a method of reconstructing the surface of an object based on the descriptions of cross-sectional contours has been developed. Each cross-sectional contour is first partitioned into convex/concave segments based on the relative locations of points on the contour. Each segment of the contour is then described by a parametric cubic polynomial, and the boundary is recovered based on the description. A matching technique incorporating possible deformations between adjacent cross-sections is used to obtain the correspondence between adjacent cross-sectional contours. Once the correspondence is established, the surface between correspondent segments of adjacent crosssectional contours is reconstructed by a traditional triangulation technique. As the reconstruction is based on the shape of the cross-sections, the reconstructed surfaces are more close to that of the original object.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1260, Sensing and Reconstruction of Three-Dimensional Objects and Scenes, (1 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20018
Show Author Affiliations
Yong H. Kim, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Ren C. Luo, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1260:
Sensing and Reconstruction of Three-Dimensional Objects and Scenes
Bernd Girod, Editor(s)

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