Automatic Retrieval of Anatomical Structures in 3D Medical Images

  • Jérôme Declerck
  • Gérard Subsol
  • Jean-Philippe Thirion
  • Nicholas Ayache
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 905)


This paper describes a method to automatically generate the mapping between a completely labeled reference image and 3D medical images of patients. To achieve this, we combined three techniques: the extraction of 3D feature lines, their non-rigid registration and the extension of the deformation to the whole image space using warping techniques. As experimental results, we present the retrieval of the cortical and ventricles structures in MRI images of the brain.


Iterative Close Point Warping Function Crest Line British Machine Vision Label Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jérôme Declerck
    • 1
  • Gérard Subsol
    • 1
  • Jean-Philippe Thirion
    • 1
  • Nicholas Ayache
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIASophia Antipolis CedexFrance

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