Active surfaces for selective object segmentation in 3D

Jozsef Molnar, Ervin Tasnadi, Balint Kintses, Zoltan Farkas, C. Pál, Peter Horvath, Tivadar Danka

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Abstract

Segmentation is a fundamental problem in image processing. In biomedical applications, for example cell analysis, it is important to recognize cells with certain shape characteristics. Although recent advances in microscopy and in experimental methods have made the culturing and imaging of cells in 3D environments possible, there is a great need for advanced image processing methods capable of handling such data. In this paper we present an energy minimization based method designed to segment individual objects in 3D satisfying certain size and shape properties. We introduce novel energy functionals designed to penalize shapes unfit to given priors. The three dimensional Euler elastica is also introduced as a new smoothness term, which causes the least possible interference with other terms. Solving the corresponding Euler-Lagrange equations, we demonstrate the selective segmentation capabilities of such priors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDICTA 2017 - 2017 International Conference on Digital Image Computing
Subtitle of host publicationTechniques and Applications
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
Volume2017-December
ISBN (Electronic)9781538628393
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 19 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, DICTA 2017 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Nov 29 2017Dec 1 2017

Other

Other2017 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, DICTA 2017
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period11/29/1712/1/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Signal Processing

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Molnar, J., Tasnadi, E., Kintses, B., Farkas, Z., Pál, C., Horvath, P., & Danka, T. (2017). Active surfaces for selective object segmentation in 3D. In DICTA 2017 - 2017 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (Vol. 2017-December, pp. 1-7). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DICTA.2017.8227401