Mean Shift Gradient Vector Flow: A Robust External Force Field for 3D Active Surfaces

@article{Keuper2010MeanSG,
  title={Mean Shift Gradient Vector Flow: A Robust External Force Field for 3D Active Surfaces},
  author={Margret Keuper and Hans Burkhardt and Olaf Ronneberger and Jan Padeken and Patrick Heun},
  journal={2010 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition},
  year={2010},
  pages={2784-2787}
}
Gradient vector flow snakes are a very common method in bio-medical image segmentation. The use of gradient vector flow herein brings some major advantages like a large capture range and a good adaption of the snakes in concave regions. In some cases though, the application of gradient vector flow can also have undesired effects, e.g. if only parts of an image are strongly blurred, the remaining weak gradients will be smoothed away. Also, large gradients resulting from small but bright image… CONTINUE READING