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This paper proposes a non-self-intersecting multiscale deformable surface model with an adaptive remeshing capability. The model is specifically designed to extract the three-dimensional boundaries of topologically simple but geometrically complex anatomical structures, especially those with deep concavities such as the brain, from volumetric medical(More)
This paper presents a multi-resolutional surface deformable model with physical property adjustment scheme and shape-preserving springs to represent surface-deformable objects efficiently and robustly. In order to reduce the computational complexity while ensuring the same global volumetric behaviour for the deformable object, we introduce a(More)
A number of segmentation algorithms have been developed, but those algorithms are not effective on volume reconstruction because they are limited to operating only on two-dimensional (2-D) images. In this paper, we propose the volumetric object reconstruction method using the three-dimensional Markov random field (3D-MRF) model-based segmentation. The(More)
This paper presents a learning-based deformation estimation method for fast non-rigid registration. First, a PCA-based statistical deformation model is constructed using the deformation fields obtained by conventional registration algorithms between a template image and training subject images. Then, the constructed statistical model is used to generate a(More)
In this paper, we present a region growing algorithm based on gradient magnitude for tumor segmentation from small animal PET images. The segmentation of PET images with low spatial resolution and high variations of intensity is more difficult than images with high resolution. Especially, it is not easy to detect the boundary between region of interest and(More)
We present a novel low-cost method for visual communication and telepresence in a CAVEtrade-like environment, relying on 2D stereo-based video avatars. The system combines a selection of proven efficient algorithms and approximations in a unique way, resulting in a convincing stereoscopic real-time representation of a remote user acquired in a spatially(More)
The intima-media thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery, obtained from B-mode ultrasound images, has recently been proposed as one of the most useful indices of atherosclerosis and can also be used to predict major cardiovascular events. Ultrasonic measurements of the IMT are conventionally obtained by time-consuming manual tracing of the interfaces between(More)