Morphology-preserving smoothing on polygonized isosurfaces of inhomogeneous binary volumes

Mingqiang Wei, Lei Zhu, Jinze Yu, Jun Wang, Wai Man Pang, Jianhuang Wu, Jing Qin, Pheng Ann Heng

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)


Polygonized isosurfaces of anatomical structures commonly suffer from severe artifacts (e.g., noise and staircases), due to inhomogeneous binary volumes. Most state-of-the-art techniques can reduce these artifacts but inevitably ruining anatomical structures' morphology. Given an initial polygonization of an isosurface, we first eliminate these apparent staircases based on a context-aware Laplace filter, and then solve the morphology-preserving problem of anatomical structures as an optimization of the local spatial quadrics (LSQ) of fitted Bézier surfaces during mesh evolution. This results in a conceptually simple approach that provides a unified framework for not only handling artifacts, but also for enabling the morphology preservation of anatomical structures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-98
Number of pages7
JournalCAD Computer Aided Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Binary volume
  • Local spatial quadrics
  • Mesh smoothing
  • Morphology preservation
  • Polygonized isosurface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Morphology-preserving smoothing on polygonized isosurfaces of inhomogeneous binary volumes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this