Detection of the root canal's centerline from dental micro-CT records

Balázs Benyó, László Szilágyi, Tamás Haidegger, Levente Kovács, Csaba Nagy-Dobó

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel image processing procedure dedicated to the automated detection of the medial axis of the root canal from dental micro CT records. The 3D model of root canal is built up from several hundreds of parallel cross sections, using image enhancement and segmentation, center point detection in the segmented slice, three dimensional inner surface reconstruction and morphological skeleton extraction in three dimensions. The central line of the root canal is interpolated as a 3D spline curve. The proposed procedure can help prepare several kinds of endodontic interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3517-3520
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Event31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2009Sep 6 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009

Other

Other31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period9/2/099/6/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)
  • Cell Biology

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    Benyó, B., Szilágyi, L., Haidegger, T., Kovács, L., & Nagy-Dobó, C. (2009). Detection of the root canal's centerline from dental micro-CT records. In Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 (pp. 3517-3520). [5334530] (Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5334530