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Interactive 2D And 3D Object Definition In Medical Images Based On Multiresolution Image Descriptions
Author(s): Stephen M. Pizer; John M. Gauch; Lawrence M. Lifshitz
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Paper Abstract

We present means of interactive definition of anatomic objects in medical images via a description of the image in terms of visually sensible regions. The description is produced by computing structures capturing image geometry and following them through the image simplification of Gaussian blurring. In particular, we suggest that the structure made from intensity "ridge" and "course" curves defined by the locus of intensity level curve vertices, augmented by the pile of internal and external symmetric axes of these level curves, satisfies desirable criteria for a structure on which to base such object definition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0914, Medical Imaging II, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968664
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen M. Pizer, University of North Carolina (United States)
John M. Gauch, University of North Carolina (United States)
Lawrence M. Lifshitz, University of Massachusetts (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0914:
Medical Imaging II
Samuel J. Dwyer III; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer III; Roger H. Schneider; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer III, Editor(s)

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