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3D image modeling based on tetrahedral domain by using wavelet transformation
Author(s): Kun Lee; Oubong Gwun
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Paper Abstract

3D image modeling of volumetric data is highly demanded for automated visual inspection and non-destructive testing. It also can be useful to biomedical research, medical therapy, surgery planning, and simulation of critical surgery. The common problem of volumetric image data is that the amount of data is too much. This paper proposes a method which selects the important data by using wavelet transformation, and refines the constructed tetrahedral domain until the difference between the approximation and the measured value is less than the specified tolerance. The resulting interpolant can be visualized by using iso-surface rendering. We call this new algorithm as marching tetrahedra for the purpose of comparing to marching cubes algorithm. The main difference between two algorithms is tetrahedra are used instead of cubes. Therefore, we can avoid the ambiguity problem of marching cubes algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3454, Vision Geometry VII, (2 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323248
Show Author Affiliations
Kun Lee, Handong Univ. (South Korea)
Oubong Gwun, Chonbuk National Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3454:
Vision Geometry VII
Robert A. Melter; Angela Y. Wu; Longin Jan Latecki, Editor(s)

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