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== Links: ==
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*  Paper presented in  [[MICCAI_2006|MICCAI 2006, Copenhagen, October 2 - 4, 2006 ]]
*  Paper presented in  [[MICCAI_2006|MICCAI 2006, Copenhagen, October 2 - 4, 2006 ]]
* Code: ITK Spherical Wavelet Transform Filter  
* Code: [[NA-MIC/Projects/Structural/Shape_Analysis/Spherical_Wavelets_in_ITK|ITK Spherical Wavelet Transform Filter]]
* [[Algorithm:GATech|Georgia Tech Summary Page]]
* [[Algorithm:GATech|Georgia Tech Summary Page]]
* [[NA-MIC_Collaborations|NA-MIC_Collaborations]]
* [[NA-MIC_Collaborations|NA-MIC_Collaborations]]

Revision as of 17:17, 22 December 2006

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To represent multiscale variations in a shape population in order to drive the segmentation of deep brain structures, such as the caudate nucleus or the hippocampus.


Shape Representation and Prior

The overview of our shape representation is given in Figure 1. Our technique defines a multiscale parametric model of surfaces belonging to the same population using a compact set of spherical wavelets targeted to that population (Figure 2). We further refine the shape representation by separating into groups wavelet coefficients that describe independent global and/or local biological variations in the population, using spectral graph partitioning. We then learn a prior probability distribution induced over each group to explicitly encode these variations at different scales and spatial locations (Figure 4) [1].


Based on this representation, we derive a parametric active surface evolution using the multiscale prior coefficients as parameters for our optimization procedure to naturally include the prior for segmentation. Additionally, the optimization method can be applied in a coarse-to-fine manner.


We applied our algorithm to the caudate nucleus, a brain structure of interest in the study of schizophrenia [2]. Our validation shows our algorithm is computationally efficient and outperforms the Active Shape Model (ASM) algorithm, by capturing finer shape details.


  • [1] Nain D, Haker S, Bobick A, Tannenbaum A. Multiscale 3D Shape Analysis using Spherical Wavelets. Proc MICCAI, Oct 26-29 2005; p 459-467 [1]
  • [2] Nain D, Haker S, Bobick A, Tannenbaum A. Shape-driven 3D Segmentation using Spherical Wavelets. Proc MICCAI, Oct 2-5, 2006. PDF of paper

Key Investigators

  • Core 1:
    • Georgia Tech: Delphine Nain, Aaron Bobick, Allen Tannenbaum
    • Harvard SPL: Steven Haker


  • Core 1: Martin Styner (UNC)
  • Core 2: Jim Miller (GE), Luis Ibanez (Kitware)
  • Core 3: James Levitt, Marc Niethammer, Sylvain Bouix, Martha Shenton (Harvard PNL)