Accession Number : ADP007212

Title :   Statistical Shape Models in Image Analysis,

Corporate Author : LEEDS UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Mardia, K. V. ; Kent, J. T. ; Walder n, A. N.

Report Date : 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : We discuss several models for shapes in the plane based on the distributions of landmarks about an underlying template. The motivation for these models includes Markov random fields and thin plate splines. These models are used as priors in a Bayesian framework to reconstruct a shape from a digital image. An example is given based on the human hand

Descriptors :   *HANDS, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, HUMANS, IMAGES, MODELS, MOTIVATION, PLATES, SHAPE, SPLINES, TEMPLATES.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE