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This paper describes a new method for generation of topologically correct surfaces of branching tubular structures with given centerlines and radii. As the centerlines are not straight lines, the cross sections are not parallel and well known algorithms for surface tiling from parallel cross-sections cannot be used. Non-parallel cross sections can be tiled(More)
The watershed algorithm belongs to classical algorithms in mathematical morphology. Lotufo et al. 1 published a principle of the watershed computation by means of an Image Foresting Transform (IFT), which computes a shortest path forest from given markers. The algorithm itself was described for a 2D case (image) without a detailed discussion of its(More)
Visualization of tubular structures such as blood vessels is an important topic in medical imaging. One way to display tubular structures for diagnostic purposes is to generate longitudinal cross-sections in order to show their lumen, wall, and surrounding tissue in a curved plane. This process is called Curved Planar Reformation (CPR). We present three(More)
In this paper, we describe the results of the literature re-viewfocused on the peripheral vessel segmentation in 3Dmedical datasets, acquired by Computer tomography angiography(CTA) of the human leg.The fundamental aim of such a segmentation task is arobust method for the detection of main vessels in the legthat simultaneously preserves the vessel(More)
This paper deals with vessel exploration based on computed tomography angiography. Large image sequences of the lower extremities are investigated in a clinical environment. Two different approaches for peripheral vessel diagnosis dealing with stenosis and calcification detection are introduced. The paper presents an automated vessel-tracking tool for(More)
We report on using computed tomography (CT) as a model acquisition tool for complex objects in computer graphics. Unlike other modeling and scanning techniques the complexity of the object is irrelevant in CT, which naturally enables to model objects with, for example, concavities, holes, twists or fine surface details. Once the data is scanned, one can(More)
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