A sequential 3D thinning algorithm and its medical applications

Kálmán Palágyi, Erich Sorantin, Emese Balogh, Attila Kuba, Csongor Halmai, Balázs ErdŐhelyi, Klaus Hausegger

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Abstract

Skeleton is a frequently applied shape feature to represent the general form of an object. Thinning is an iterative object reduction technique for producing a reasonable approximation to the skeleton in a topology preserving way. This paper describes a sequential 3D thinning algorithm for extracting medial lines of objects in (26, 6) pictures. Our algorithm has been successfully applied in medical image analysis. Three of the emerged applications (analysing airways, blood vessels, and colons) are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Processing in Medical Imaging - 17th International Conference, IPMI 2001, Proceedings
EditorsRichard M. Leahy, Michael F. Insana
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages409-415
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)3540422455, 9783540422457
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Event17th International Conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging, IPMI 2001 - Davis, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2001Jun 22 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2082
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other17th International Conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging, IPMI 2001
CountryUnited States
CityDavis
Period6/18/016/22/01

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Palágyi, K., Sorantin, E., Balogh, E., Kuba, A., Halmai, C., ErdŐhelyi, B., & Hausegger, K. (2001). A sequential 3D thinning algorithm and its medical applications. In R. M. Leahy, & M. F. Insana (Eds.), Information Processing in Medical Imaging - 17th International Conference, IPMI 2001, Proceedings (pp. 409-415). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2082). Springer Verlag.