A LOCAL MAXIMUM INTENSITY PROJECTION TRACING OF VASCULATURE IN KNIFE-EDGE SCANNING MICROSCOPE VOLUME DATA Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • A local maximum intensity projection (MIP) approach to the extraction of a 3D vascular network, acquired by the Knife- Edge Scanning Microscope (KESM), is presented. We build a local volume for local MIP processing at each tracing step in order to reduce the dimension of input data from 3D to 2D, which leads to a 65.22% reduction of computation time compared to 3D tracing method. The proposed method makes use of existing 2D tracing methods, extending them into a 3D tracing method. Our experimental results show that our approach can rapidly and accurately extract the medial axis of vascular data acquired by the KESM. © 2009 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Han, D., Keyser, J., & Choe, Y.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • June 2009

publisher