[Numpy-discussion] Smoothing binary volumes
Thiago Franco Moraes
Tue Sep 6 13:15:46 CDT 2011
I've been implementing the algorithm from this paper "Reducing
Aliasing Artifacts in Iso-Surfaces of Binary Volumes" from Ross T.
Whitaker. Because I develop a opensource software which works with
segmentation of CT and MRI medical images, and the results of
segmentation is a binary volume image. The problem is that the surface
generate from binary images are rough and have those staircase
artifacts. Bellow some examples after and before using the algorithm:
Binary ball - http://i.imgur.com/DlIwP.png
Smoothed ball - http://i.imgur.com/G04zN.png
Binary CT - http://i.imgur.com/Ah1LB.png
Smoothed CT - http://i.imgur.com/ps1Nz.png
The algorithm works in the volumetric image. After the algorithm I use
the Marching Cubes (from VTK) to generate the surface.
I could use a gaussian filter, but some fine features could be lost.
The source-code is here . The first attempt I use python, but it
used a lot of memory. Now I'm using Cython, it's not completed. Maybe
I will try to code directly in C.
I'm sending this email to this mail-list because someone could have
some interest in this, and maybe it could be inserted in some python
library, like mahotas.
 - https://github.com/tfmoraes/binvol
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