### Abstract

Cross-sectioning is a popular method for visualizing the complicated inner structures of three-dimensional volume datasets. However, the process is usually manual, meaning that a user must manually specify the cross-section's location using a repeated trial-and-error process. To find the best cross-sections, this method requires that a user is knowledgeable and experienced. This paper proposes a method for automatically generating characteristic cross-sections from a given volume dataset. The application of a volume skeleton tree (VST), which is a graph that delineates the topological structure of a three-dimensional volume, facilitates the automated generation of cross-sections giving good representations of the topological characteristics of a dataset. The feasibility of the proposed method is demonstrated using several examples.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Lecture Notes in Computer Science |

Editors | A. Butz, B. Fisher, A. Kruger, P. Olivier |

Pages | 175-184 |

Number of pages | 10 |

Volume | 3638 |

Publication status | Published - 2005 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | 5th International Symposium on Smart Graphics, SG 2005 - Frauenworth Cloister, Germany Duration: 2005 Aug 22 → 2005 Aug 24 |

### Other

Other | 5th International Symposium on Smart Graphics, SG 2005 |
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Country | Germany |

City | Frauenworth Cloister |

Period | 05/8/22 → 05/8/24 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Computer Science (miscellaneous)

### Cite this

*Lecture Notes in Computer Science*(Vol. 3638, pp. 175-184)

**Automatic cross-sectioning based on topological volume skeletonization.** / Mori, Yuki; Takahashi, Shigeo; Igarashi, Takeo; Takeshima, Yuriko; Fujishiro, Issei.

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*Lecture Notes in Computer Science.*vol. 3638, pp. 175-184, 5th International Symposium on Smart Graphics, SG 2005, Frauenworth Cloister, Germany, 05/8/22.

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