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Model-based reconstruction of organ surfaces from two-dimensional CT or MRT data of the head
Author(s): Sebastian von Klinski; Andreas Glausch; Thomas Tolxdorff
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Paper Abstract

Surface-based interpolation and registration, radiation treatment, and 3D visualization of 2D sliced data from CT or MRT require a precise reconstruction of 3D organ surfaces from 2D segmentation results. Current surface-reconstruction algorithms are based on surface triangulations using heuristics to correlate and connect adjustment object slices. The approaches described in the literature can be divided into triangulations using optimization procedures, Delauny triangulations, and topology-based correlations. All approaches assume a global and invariant vertically oriented correlation strategy that can be applied equally to every organ and every slice. Surface and correlation characteristics vary greatly among bony structures and organs such as the eyes and the brain. An adjusted reconstruction of each organ according to its individual tissue characteristics is necessary to avoid errors in following processing steps such as interpolation, registration, and radiation treatment. To this end, we have designed a model-based surface-reconstruction algorithm that takes individual surface characteristics into account and allows the integration of anatomical knowledge. 3D surface models are generated from sliced data or any other source of anatomical knowledge. These models are later adjusted to the segmentations, compensating for artifacts and incomplete data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3661, Medical Imaging 1999: Image Processing, (21 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348588
Show Author Affiliations
Sebastian von Klinski, Univ. Hospital Benjamin Franklin/Free Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
Andreas Glausch, Univ. Hospital Benjamin Franklin/Free Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
Thomas Tolxdorff, Univ. Hospital Benjamin Franklin/Free Univ. of Berlin (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3661:
Medical Imaging 1999: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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