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A Probabilistic Framework for Point-Based Shape Modeling in Medical Image Analysis

Hufnagel, Heike

2011, XXIII, 147p. 53 illus..

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In medical image analysis, major areas such as radiotherapy, surgery planning, and quantitative diagnostics benefit from shape modeling to facilitate solutions to analysis, segmentation and reconstruction problems.
Heike Hufnagel proposes a mathematically sound statistical shape model using correspondence probabilities instead of 1-to-1 correspondences. The explicit probabilistic model is employed as shape prior in an implicit level set segmentation. Due to the particular attributes of the new model, the challenging integration of explicit and implicit representations can be done in an elegant mathematical formulation, thus combining the advantages of both explicit model and implicit segmentation. Evaluations are performed to depict the characteristics and strengths of the new model and segmentation method.

The dissertation has received the Fokusfinder award 2011 by the Innovationsstiftung Schleswig-Holstein (ISH), the Basler AG and Philips Medical Systems.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Medical Image - Model-based Segmentation - Probabilistic Correspondences - Segmentierung - Shape Modeling

Related subjects » Maschinenbau

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Current Methods in Statistical Shape Analysis.- A Generative Gaussian Mixture Statistical Shape Model.- Evaluation of the GGM SSM.- Using the GGM SSM as a Prior for Segmentation.

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