EPFL
 Biomedical Imaging GroupSTI
EPFL
  Publications
English only   BIG > Publications > B-Spline Snakes


 CONTENTS
 Home Page
 News & Events
 People
 Publications
 Tutorials and Reviews
 Research
 Demos
 Download Algorithms

 DOWNLOAD
 PDF
 Postscript
 All BibTeX References

B-Spline Snakes and a JAVA Interface: An Intuitive Tool for General Contour Delineation

P. Brigger, M. Eden, M. Unser

Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'98), Chicago IL, USA, October 4-7, 1998, vol. II, pp. 277-281.



We present a novel formulation for B-spline snakes that can be used as a tool for fast and intuitive contour outlining. The theory is implemented in a platform independent JAVA interface, which allows real time computation of the snake curve. In this paper, our main focus is on two points. First, we propose a novel B-spline snake formulation, where the intrinsic scale of the spline model is adjusted a priori. It leads to a reduction of the number of parameters to be optimized and eliminates the need for internal energies. The approach solves the two main drawbacks of traditional snakes (slow convergence speed and difficult to adjust weighting factors for internal energy terms). Second, we comment on our experience using JAVA for the implementation of the snake and for the design of the graphical user interface. Our technique provides a very intuitive, user-friendly, and platform independent tool for contour outlining, generally applicable to a vast range of images. Several biomedical examples of applications are included to illustrate the versatility of the method.


@INPROCEEDINGS(http://bigwww.epfl.ch/publications/brigger9801.html,
AUTHOR="Brigger, P. and Eden, M. and Unser, M.",
TITLE="B-{S}pline Snakes and a {JAVA} Interface: {A}n Intuitive Tool
        for General Contour Delineation",
BOOKTITLE="Proceedings of the 1998 {IEEE} International Conference
        on Image Processing ({ICIP'98})",
YEAR="1998",
editor="",
volume="{II}",
series="",
pages="277--281",
address="Chicago IL, USA",
month="October 4-7,",
organization="",
publisher="",
note="")

© 1998 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from IEEE.
This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.