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The localization of human faces in digital images is a fundamental step in the process of face recognition. This paper presents a shape comparison approach to achieve fast, accurate face detection that is robust to changes in illumination and background. The proposed method is edge-based and works on grayscale still images. The Hausdorff distance is used as(More)
To present an efficient and robust method for 3-D reconstruction of the coronary artery tree from multiple ECG-gated views of an X-ray angiography. 2-D coronary artery centerlines are extracted automatically from X-ray projection images using an enhanced multi-scale analysis. For the difficult data with low vessel contrast, a semi-automatic tool based on(More)
In our previous work we presented a model-based approach to perform robust, high-speed face localization based on the Hausdorff distance. A crucial step during the design of the system is the choice of an appropriate edge model that fits for a wide range of different human faces. In this paper we present an optimization approach that creates and(More)
As interventional magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) is getting closer to clinical practice, new means of visualization and navigation are required. We present an approach to create a virtual endoscopic view inside the human aorta in real-time. In our approach, defined cross-sectional slices are acquired and segmented in a highly optimized fashion. A(More)
This paper addresses reconstruction of a temporally deforming 3D coronary vessel tree, i.e., 4D reconstruction from a sequence of angiographic X-ray images acquired by a rotating C-arm. Our algorithm starts from a 3D coronary tree that was reconstructed from images of one cardiac phase. Driven by gradient vector flow (GVF) fields, the method then estimates(More)
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