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Volumetric Image Analysis

ISBN: 978-0-471-96785-9
256 pages
April 1998
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Volumetric, or three-dimensional, digital imaging now plays a vital role in many areas of research such as medicine and geology. Medical images acquired by tomographic scanners for instance are often given as a stack of cross-sectional image slices. Such images are called ?volumetric? because they depict objects in their entire three-dimensional extent rather than just as a projection onto a two-dimensional image plane. Since huge amounts of volumetric data are continually being produced in many places around the world, techniques for their automatic analysis become ever more important. Written by a computer vision specialist, this clear, detailed account of volumetric image analysis techniques provides a practical approach to the field including the following topics:
  • preprocessing of volumetric images
  • obtaining quantitative measurements in volumetric images
  • detection and modelling of objects in volumetric images
To students without prior knowledge of computer vision this book will serve as a self-contained comprehensive introduction. Experienced practitioners and researchers will find it a helpful reference and a source of high level case material.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xi

1 Introduction 1

Part I: 3D Binary Images 7

2 Basics 9

3 Features of 3D Components 43

4 Operations on 3D Binary Images  61

Part II: 3D Grey Level Images 103

5 Image Enhancement 105

6 Geometric Transformations of Voxel Images 117

7 Surface Segmentation 129

8 Region Segmentation 169

Part III: Modelling and Registration of Objects 177

9 Surface Tiling 181

10 Surface Reconstruction 193

11 Registration 203

Appendix 215

A Displaying Volumetric Images 215

References 225

Index 241

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