International Journal of Biomedical Imaging

International Journal of Biomedical Imaging / 2006 / Article

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Volume 2006 |Article ID 87419 | 7 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/IJBI/2006/87419

A Multiresolution PDE-Based Deformable Surface for Medical Imaging Applications

Academic Editor: Guowei Wei
Received31 Jul 2005
Revised19 Dec 2005
Accepted20 Dec 2005
Published18 Apr 2006

Abstract

We recently developed a multiresolution PDE-based deformable surface whose deformation behavior is governed by partial differential equations (PDEs) such as the weighted minimal surface flow. Comparing with the level-set approach, our new model has better control of the mesh quality and model resolution, and is much simpler to implement since all the computations are local. The new deformable model is very useful for a variety of medical imaging applications including boundary reconstruction, surface visualization, data segmentation, and topology discovery. In this paper, we demonstrate both the accuracy and robustness of our model on areas such as medical image segmentation through a number of experiments on both real (MRI/CT) and synthetic volumetric datasets.

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Copyright © 2006 Ye Duan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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