Hemispherical harmonic surface description and applications to medical image analysis

Heng Huang, Lei Zhang, Dimitris Samaras, Li Shen, Rong Zhang, Fillia Makedon, Justin Pearlman

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Abstract

The use of surface harmonics for rigid and nonrigid shape description is well known. In this paper we define a set of complete hemispherical harmonic basis functions on a hemisphere domain and propose a novel parametric shape description method to efficiently and flexibly represent the surfaces of anatomical structures in medical images. As the first application of hemispherical harmonic theory in shape description, our technique differs from the previous surface harmonics shape descriptors, all of which don't work efficiently on the hemisphere-like objects that often exist in medical anatomical structures (e.g., ventricles, atriums, etc.). We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach through theoretic and experimental exploration of a set of medical image applications. Furthermore, an evaluation criterion for surface modeling efficiency is described and the comparison results demonstrated that our method outperformed the previous approaches using spherical harmonic models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages381-388
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0769528252, 9780769528250
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006 - Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2006Jun 16 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - Third International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006

Other

Other3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006
CountryUnited States
CityChapel Hill, NC
Period6/14/066/16/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Huang, H., Zhang, L., Samaras, D., Shen, L., Zhang, R., Makedon, F., & Pearlman, J. (2006). Hemispherical harmonic surface description and applications to medical image analysis. In Proceedings - 3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006 (pp. 381-388). [4155751] (Proceedings - Third International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/3DPVT.2006.71