Semi-automatic 3D description of vessel structure using fuzzy chip

Hiroshi Oyamada*, Satoshi Matsushita, Masahiro Kusakabe, Naoki Suzuki

*Corresponding author for this work

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There are still several points to be clarified in the method of extraction of a certain region from soft tissues, but the high speed contour detection technique is most urgently needed for the reconstruction of real time 3 dimensional (3-D) images. This proceedings show our newly developed technique, using fuzzy inference taking the case of extraction of the contour of carotid artery from serial echographics. And to prove the correctness of our new method, we show the reconstructed 3-D image by piling up the contours which are extracted by our new method. The time required at fuzzy inference operation on the fuzzy chip is less than 1 ms excluding the data transfer time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsMurray H. Loew
PublisherPubl by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0819411310
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 1993: Image Processing - Newport Beach, CA, USA
Duration: 1992 Feb 141992 Feb 19

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceMedical Imaging 1993: Image Processing
CityNewport Beach, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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