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3D visualization of skin inner tissue from confocal microscopic images
Author(s): J. Wang; Hideo Saito; Shinji Ozawa; T. Kuwahara; T. Yamashita; Motoji Takahashi
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Paper Abstract

Analysis of the dermo-epidermal surface in three-dimensions is important for evaluating cosmetics. One approach is based on the active contour model, which is used for extracting local object boundaries with closed curve form. The dermo-epidermal surface, however, is a plane with open form. We have developed a method of automatically extracting the dermo-epidermal surface from volumetric confocal microscopic images, as well as constructing a 3-D visual model of the surface by using the geometric information contained in the control points. Our method is a 3-D extension of the active contour model, so we call it the active open surface model (AOSM). The initial surface for AOSM is an open curve plane, guided by a 3-D internal force, a 3-D external constraint force, and a 3-D image force, which pull it toward the objective surface. The proposed technique has been applied to extract actual dermo-epidermal surface in the given volumetric confocal microscopic images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5132, Sixth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision, (1 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.515054
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J. Wang, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Hideo Saito, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Shinji Ozawa, Keio Univ. (Japan)
T. Kuwahara, Shiseido Co., Ltd. (Japan)
T. Yamashita, Shiseido Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Motoji Takahashi, Shiseido Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5132:
Sixth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision
Kenneth W. Tobin; Fabrice Meriaudeau, Editor(s)

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