PARALLEL R-CENTIPEDES - Fast Contour Extraction for 3D Visualization

Mehdi Nouri Shirazi, Yoshiyuki Kamakura

Abstract

In our previous article, we introduced a class of region-based deformable contour models called R-centipedes. The R-centipedes are able to operate in three modes: 1) deflationary, 2) inflationary, or 3) a mixture of both. We demonstrated that the deflationary R-centipedes could adaptively change their structures in order to extract structures of interest and their substructures from complex Electron Microscope (EM) tomography slice images. The R-centipedes have several desirable features such as 1) structural flexibility which allows them to extract multiple objects in a single slice image, 2) high accuracy, and 3) insensitivity with respect to their initial positions and configurations. In this article, we introduce two parallel versions of the R-centipedes, 1) implicit, and 2) explicit parallel R-centipedes. We present three simulation studies to demonstrate their flexibility, effectiveness and computational efficiency in extracting structures in three different complex situations.

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Nouri Shirazi M. and Kamakura Y. (2012). PARALLEL R-CENTIPEDES - Fast Contour Extraction for 3D Visualization . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-02-0, pages 713-718. DOI: 10.5220/0003825807130718


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@conference{ivapp12,
author={Mehdi Nouri Shirazi and Yoshiyuki Kamakura},
title={PARALLEL R-CENTIPEDES - Fast Contour Extraction for 3D Visualization},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={713-718},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003825807130718},
isbn={978-989-8565-02-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)
TI - PARALLEL R-CENTIPEDES - Fast Contour Extraction for 3D Visualization
SN - 978-989-8565-02-0
AU - Nouri Shirazi M.
AU - Kamakura Y.
PY - 2012
SP - 713
EP - 718
DO - 10.5220/0003825807130718