Multiscale detection of curvilinear structures in 2-D and 3-D image data

Th M. Koller, G. Gerig, G. Szekely, D. Dettwiler

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a novel, parameter-free technique for the segmentation and local description of line structures on multiple scales, both in 2-D and 3-D. The algorithm is based on a nonlinear combination of linear filters and searches for elongated, symmetric line structures, while suppressing the response to edges. The filtering process creates one sharp maximum across the line-feature profile and across scale-space. The multiscale response reflects local contrast and is independent of the local width. The filter is steerable in orientation and scale domain, leading to an efficient, parameter-free implementation. A local description is obtained that describes the contrast, the position of the center-line, the width, the polarity, and the orientation of the line. Examples of images from different application domains demonstrate the generic nature of the line segmentation scheme. The 3-D filtering is applied to magnetic resonance volume data in order to segment cerebral blood vessels.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages864-869
    Number of pages6
    StatePublished - 1995
    EventProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Vision - Cambridge, MA, USA
    Duration: Jun 20 1995Jun 23 1995

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    OtherProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Vision
    CityCambridge, MA, USA
    Period6/20/956/23/95

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Koller, T. M., Gerig, G., Szekely, G., & Dettwiler, D. (1995). Multiscale detection of curvilinear structures in 2-D and 3-D image data. 864-869. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Vision, Cambridge, MA, USA, .