Semi-Automatic Topology Independent Contour-Based 2 1/2 D Segmentation Using Live-Wire

Michael Knapp, Armin Kanitsar, Meister Eduard Gröller
Semi-Automatic Topology Independent Contour-Based 2 1/2 D Segmentation Using Live-Wire
TR-186-2-03-06, March 2003 [paper]

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Abstract

In general three-dimensional segmentation algorithms assume objects to have connected homogeneous regions. However in some cases objects are defined by a fuzzy boundary surface and consist of an inhomogeneous internal structure. In the following a new three-dimensional segmentation technique exploiting the contour detection capabilities of live-wire is proposed: The algorithm consists of two basic steps. First contours are outlined by the user on a small number of planar cross-sections through the object using live-wire. Second the traced contours are used for reconstructing the object surface automatically in each slice using live-wire again. This user-friendly segmentation algorithm is independent from object topology as the topology is implicitly defined during the reconstruction process.

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@techreport{Knapp-2003-SAT,
  title =      "Semi-Automatic Topology Independent Contour-Based 2 1/2 D
               Segmentation Using Live-Wire",
  author =     "Michael Knapp and Armin Kanitsar and Meister Eduard
               Gr\"{o}ller",
  year =       "2003",
  abstract =   "In general three-dimensional segmentation algorithms assume
               objects to have connected homogeneous regions. However in
               some cases objects are defined by a fuzzy boundary surface
               and consist of an inhomogeneous internal structure. In the
               following a new three-dimensional segmentation technique
               exploiting the contour detection capabilities of live-wire
               is proposed: The algorithm consists of two basic steps.
               First contours are outlined by the user on a small number of
               planar cross-sections through the object using live-wire.
               Second the traced contours are used for reconstructing the
               object surface automatically in each slice using live-wire
               again. This user-friendly segmentation algorithm is
               independent from object topology as the topology is
               implicitly                  defined during the
               reconstruction process.",
  month =      mar,
  number =     "TR-186-2-03-06",
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/E193-02, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  institution = "Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna
               University of Technology ",
  note =       "human contact: technical-report@cg.tuwien.ac.at",
  keywords =   "connectivity graph, image processing, live-wire,
               segmentation",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2003/Knapp-2003-SAT/",
}