12 March 2007 Segmenting surfaces of arbitrary topology: a two-step approach
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We propose a two-step approach to segment closed surfaces in 3D of arbitrary topology. First, a pre segmentation step with an active contour method is performed. This evolution process does not take into account topology adaptions. Topologically correct segmentations are derived with Kazhdan's algorithm in a second step. Kazhdan's algorithm requires information on the surface normals, which are obtained from the active contour method. We show that the two-step algorithm is computationally efficient. Moreover, we apply the algorithms for segmentation of 3D ultrasound data.
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Jochen Abhau, Jochen Abhau, Walter Hinterberger, Walter Hinterberger, Otmar Scherzer, Otmar Scherzer, "Segmenting surfaces of arbitrary topology: a two-step approach", Proc. SPIE 6513, Medical Imaging 2007: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, 651314 (12 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.709375; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.709375

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