Degeneracy-aware interpolation of 3D diffusion tensor fields

Chongke Bi, Shigeo Takahashi, Issei Fujishiro

研究成果: Conference contribution

2 被引用数 (Scopus)


Visual analysis of 3D diffusion tensor fields has become an important topic especially in medical imaging for understanding microscopic structures and physical properties of biological tissues. However, it is still difficult to continuously track the underlying features from discrete tensor samples, due to the absence of appropriate interpolation schemes in the sense that we are able to handle possible degeneracy while fully respecting the smooth transition of tensor anisotropic features. This is because the degeneracy may cause rotational inconsistency of tensor anisotropy. This paper presents such an approach to interpolating 3D diffusion tensor fields. The primary idea behind our approach is to resolve the possible degeneracy through optimizing the rotational transformation between a pair of neighboring tensors by analyzing their associated eigenstructure, while the degeneracy can be identified by applying a minimum spanning tree-based clustering algorithm to the original tensor samples. Comparisons with existing interpolation schemes will be provided to demonstrate the advantages of our scheme, together with several results of tracking white matter fiber bundles in a human brain.

ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Visualization and Data Analysis 2012
出版ステータスPublished - 2012
イベントVisualization and Data Analysis 2012 - Burlingame, CA, United States
継続期間: 2012 1月 232012 1月 25


名前Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


OtherVisualization and Data Analysis 2012
国/地域United States
CityBurlingame, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 応用数学
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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