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In this paper we present an efficient method for interpolating a piecewise-linear surface between two parallel slices, each consisting of an arbitrary number of (possibly nested) polygons that define 'material' and 'nonmaterial' regions. This problem has applications to medical imaging, geographic information systems, etc. Our method is fully automatic and(More)
In reverse engineering, surface reconstruction methods for freeform objects are based mainly on geometrical criteria, while topological factors are neglected. Current methods use a bottom-up approach based on local parameterization to reconstruct the object from points to a dense mesh and finally to smooth connected patches. This type of reconstruction,(More)
In this paper we present an efficient method for interpolating a piecewise-linear surface between two parallel slices, each consisting of an arbitrary number of (possibly nested) polygons that define 'material' and 'non-material' regions. This problem has applications to medical imaging , geographic information systems, etc. Our method is fully automatic(More)
The extrahepatic biliary duct system is subject to a particular bioconstruction to secure its bile transport function. The dominant structure of the bile duct wall is a network of collagen fibres harboring muscle-fibre bundles. The collagen fibres are virtually inelastic, volumes can be changed only by rearranging the network. The ducts show different(More)
1. Introduction In the reverse engineering process, surface reconstruction of freeform objects with arbitrary topology should satisfy geometrical and topological criteria. Most reconstruction methods described in the literature are based on a bottom-up approach, in which an initial dense triangular mesh is created. Then, the mesh is simplified and surface(More)
The blood supply of the shoulder muscles, ligaments and joint capsule was investigated by injection of silicone rubber into the arteria subclavia of postmortem cases. We show that the a. suprascapularis forms important anatomoses with other arteries in the region and is of greater importance for the blood supply of the rotator cuff as hitherto believed. We(More)
In arrested and with cardioplegic solutions perfused rabbit hearts the relation of perfusion-pressure and flow rate were examined, showing that edema of the myocardium can be avoided even using erythrocytes-free solutions by two measures. First the solution has to contain colloid active agents and secondly the perfusion pressure has to be significantly(More)