publication . Preprint . Conference object . 2018

The Multiscale Bowler-Hat Transform for Vessel Enhancement in 3D Biomedical Images

Sazak, Cigdem; Nelson, Carl J.; Obara, Boguslaw;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2018
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Enhancement and detection of 3D vessel-like structures has long been an open problem as most existing image processing methods fail in many aspects, including a lack of uniform enhancement between vessels of different radii and a lack of enhancement at the junctions. Here, we propose a method based on mathematical morphology to enhance 3D vessel-like structures in biomedical images. The proposed method, 3D bowler-hat transform, combines sphere and line structuring elements to enhance vessel-like structures. The proposed method is validated on synthetic and real data and compared with state-of-the-art methods. Our results show that the proposed method achieves a ...
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publication . Preprint . Conference object . 2018

The Multiscale Bowler-Hat Transform for Vessel Enhancement in 3D Biomedical Images

Sazak, Cigdem; Nelson, Carl J.; Obara, Boguslaw;