Mesh Contour Segmentation
Module Type & Category
Authors, Collaborators & Contact
- Peter Karasev (Author): Georgia Tech
- Allen Tannenbaum (Collaborator): Georgia Tech
- Ron Kikinis (Collaborator): Harvard Medical School SPL
- Jimi Macolm (Collaborator): Harvard Medical School SPL / Georgia Tech
- Contact: Peter Karasev, email@example.com
This module is a tool to generate closed contours on a surface in 3D. The contour is initialized with a set of points, and subsequently 'evolves' according to some geometric criterion of the underlying surface (e.g. Surface Normal, mean curvature, second fundamental form, etc) and the embedded curve (e.g. geodesic & normal curvatures, etc ).
The implementation uses a version of Sparse Field Level Sets (Whitaker et al 1998) modified for a mesh where there is an arbitrary number of vertex neighbors.
While the motivating problem is segmentation of Sulci & Gyri on the cortical surface, the technique is also applicable to analysis of other anatomic structures (e.g. bones and fractures thereof).
Use Cases, Examples
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- Link to examples of the module's use
- Tutorial 1
- Data Set 1
Quick Tour of Features and Use
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Notes from the Developer(s)
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Other modules or packages that are required for this module's use.
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Source code & documentation
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This work was supported in part by grants from NSF, AFOSR, ARO, as well as by a grant from NIH (NAC P41 RR-13218) through Brigham and Women’s Hospital. An NSF Fellowship supported part of the work.
P.A. Karasev, J.G. Malcolm, M. Niethammer, R. Kikinis, A. Tannenbaum. User-Driven 3D Mesh Region Targeting. To appear in SPIE Medical Imaging 2010.