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Geometric deformable colon model for polyp detection
Author(s): Christopher L. Wyatt; Yaorong Ge; David J. Vining
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Paper Abstract

Virtual Colonoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to detect polyps in the colon using three dimensional tomographic imaging. An important step in analyzing the image data is accurate localization of the lumen surface. Polyps protruding into the colon lumen can then be identified by analyzing the surface either manually or using computer assisted techniques. We have developed a method for lumen segmentation based on a 3D geometric deformable model (GDM) to provide an improved representation of the lumen surface. The results show the GDM can remove the surface holes or tunnels that can be created with thresholding techniques and demonstrates the ability to accurately locate the lumen surface in high contrast air- tissue boundaries while preserving relatively lower contrast boundaries of the houstra and polyps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3978, Medical Imaging 2000: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, (20 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383396
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Christopher L. Wyatt, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Yaorong Ge, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
David J. Vining, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3978:
Medical Imaging 2000: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images
Chin-Tu Chen; Anne V. Clough, Editor(s)

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