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Volume morphing methods for landmark-based 3D image deformation
Author(s): Shiaofen Fang; Raghu Raghavan; Joan T. Richtsmeier
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Paper Abstract

Volume morphing is a technique used for generating smooth 3D image transformations and deformations. In this paper, several algorithms are developed for morphing transformations that create new forms and simulate shape deformation and growth in biomedical applications. Three-dimensional biological point landmarks and their movements are defined to guide the morphing transformation using a scattered data interpolation algorithm. Two types of morphing algorithms, the Shepard-based interpolation and the radial basis function approach, are investigated in detail and applied for volume morphing in growth predictions of children and shape transformations between species.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2710, Medical Imaging 1996: Image Processing, (16 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237943
Show Author Affiliations
Shiaofen Fang, National Univ. of Singapore (United States)
Raghu Raghavan, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Joan T. Richtsmeier, Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2710:
Medical Imaging 1996: Image Processing
Murray H. Loew; Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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