Level set based surface capturing in 3D medical images

Bin Dong, Aichi Chien, Yu Mao, Jian Ye, Stanley Osher

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Abstract

Brain aneurysm rupture has been reported to be directly related to the size of aneurysms. The current method used to determine aneurysm size is to manually measure the width of the neck and height of the dome on a computer screen. Because aneurysms usually have complicated shapes, using the size of the aneurysm neck and dome may not be accurate and may overlook important geometrical information. In this paper we present a level set based illusory surface algorithm to capture the aneurysms from the vascular tree. Since the aneurysms are described by level set functions, not only the volume but also the curvature of aneurysms can be computed for medical studies. Experiments and comparisons with models used for capturing illusory contours in 2D images are performed. This includes applications to clinical image data demonstrating the procedure of accurately capturing a middle cerebral artery aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2008 - 11th International Conference, Proceedings
Pages162-169
Number of pages8
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event11th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2008 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Sep 6 2008Sep 10 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume5241 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other11th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2008
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period9/6/089/10/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Dong, B., Chien, A., Mao, Y., Ye, J., & Osher, S. (2008). Level set based surface capturing in 3D medical images. In Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2008 - 11th International Conference, Proceedings (PART 1 ed., pp. 162-169). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5241 LNCS, No. PART 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85988-8_20