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Introduction and Acknowledgements

This work is part of the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC), funded by the National Institutes of Health through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant U54 EB005149. Information on NA-MIC can be obtained from the NA-MIC website.
Author: Jim Miller, GE
Contact: Jim Miller <email></email>


Module Description

Extract the skeleton of a binary object. The skeleton can be limited to being a 1D curve or allowed to be a full 2D manifold. The branches of the skeleton can be pruned so that only the maximal center skeleton is returned.

Use Cases

Most frequently used for these scenarios:

  • Use Case 1:
  • Use Case 2:



Panels and their use


  • IO: Input/output parameters
    • Input Image (InputImageFileName): Input image
    • Output Image (OutputImageFileName): Skeleton of the input image
  • Skeleton: Skeleton parameters
    • Skeleton type (SkeletonType): Type of skeleton to create
    • Do not prune branches (DontPruneBranches): Return the full skeleton, not just the maximal skeleton
    • Number Of Points (NumberOfPoints): Number of points used to represent the skeleton
    • Output points file (.txt) (OutputPointsFileName): Name of the file to store the coordinates of the central (1D) skeleton points

List of parameters generated transforming this XML file using this XSL file. To update the URL of the XML file, edit this page.

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