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Conformal flattening maps for the visualization of vessels
Author(s): Lei Zhu; Steven Haker; Allen R. Tannenbaum
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Paper Abstract

In this note, we employ a conformal mapping technique for flattening branching tubular structures for visualization of MRA and CT volumetric vessel imagery. This may be used for the study of possible vessel pathology (cerebral embolism, cerebral thrombosis, or lung nodules near vessels). Our method is based on a discretization of the Laplace-Beltrami operator to flatten a surface onto a planar polygonal region in an angle-preserving manner.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4681, Medical Imaging 2002: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display, (17 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.466985
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Lei Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Steven Haker, Brigham and Women's Hospital (United States)
Allen R. Tannenbaum, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4681:
Medical Imaging 2002: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display
Seong Ki Mun, Editor(s)

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