An interactive geometric technique for upper and lower teeth segmentation

Binh Huy Le, Zhigang Deng, James J. Xia, Yu Bing Chang, Xiaobo Zhou

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7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Due to the complexity of the dental models in semantics of both shape and form, a fully automated method for the separation of the lower and upper teeth is unsuitable while manual segmentation requires painstakingly user interventions. In this paper, we present a novel interactive method to segment the upper and lower teeth. The process is performed on 3D triangular mesh of the skull and consists of four main steps: reconstruction of 3D model from teeth CT images, curvature estimation, interactive segmentation path planning using the shortest path finding algorithm, and performing actual geometric cut on 3D models using a graph cut algorithm. The accuracy and efficiency of our method were experimentally validated via comparisons with ground truth (manual segmentation) as well as the state of art interactive mesh segmentation algorithms. We show the presented scheme can dramatically save manual effort for users while retaining an acceptable quality (with an averaged 0.29 mm discrepancy from the ideal segmentation).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI2009 - 12th International Conference, Proceedings
Pages968-975
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event12th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2009 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 20 2009Sep 24 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume5762 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other12th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/20/099/24/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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