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Geometric model reconstruction from cross sections for branched structures in medical applications
Author(s): Shiaofen Fang; Wieslaw L. Nowinski; Lakshmipathy Jagannathan; Rajagopalan Srinivasan
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Paper Abstract

Current visualization techniques cannot provide very useful tools for quantitative analysis, high level geometric and topological representations, and structural understanding of the anatomical objects. Geometric modeling approach can be more effective for such applications. This paper describes our initial effort in modeling the geometric shapes of branched tubular structures. A model reconstruction algorithm is developed to generate bicubic C1 B_spline surface models for branched structures based on cross section data. Such surface models can then be systematically operated and manipulated in a geometric modeler being developed in CIEMED.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 August 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2573, Vision Geometry IV, (11 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.216426
Show Author Affiliations
Shiaofen Fang, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Wieslaw L. Nowinski, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Lakshmipathy Jagannathan, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Rajagopalan Srinivasan, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2573:
Vision Geometry IV
Robert A. Melter; Angela Y. Wu; Fred L. Bookstein; William D. K. Green, Editor(s)

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