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Local curvature scale: a new concept of shape description
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Paper Abstract

A new boundary shape description based on the notion of curvature-scale is presented. This shape descriptor performs better than the commonly used Rosenfeld's method of curvature estimation and can be applied directly to digital boundaries without requiring prior approximations. It can extract special points of interest such as convex and concave corners, straight lines, circular segments, and inflection points. The results show that this method produces a complete boundary shape description capable of handling different levels of shape detail. It also has numerous potential applications such as automatic landmark tagging which becomes necessary to build model-based approaches toward the goal of organ modelling and segmentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6914, Medical Imaging 2008: Image Processing, 69144Q (11 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.770444
Show Author Affiliations
Sylvia Rueda, The Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Jayaram Koteshwar Udupa, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Li Bai, The Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6914:
Medical Imaging 2008: Image Processing
Joseph M. Reinhardt; Josien P. W. Pluim, Editor(s)

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