Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C

, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 407–417 | Cite as

Three-dimensional organ modeling based on deformable surfaces applied to radio-oncology

  • Gloria Bueno
  • Oscar Déniz
  • Jesús salido
  • Carmen Carrascosa
  • José M. Delgado


This paper describes a method based on an energy minimizing deformable model applied to the 3D biomechanical modeling of a set of organs considered as regions of interest (ROI) for radiotherapy. The initial model consists of a quadratic surface that is deformed to the exact contour of the ROI by means of the physical properties of a mass-spring system. The exact contour of each ROI is first obtained using a geodesic active contour model. The ROI is then parameterized by the vibration modes resulting from the deformation process. Once each structure has been defined, the method provides a 3D global model including the whole set of ROIs. This model allows one to describe statistically the most significant variations among its structures. Statistical ROI variations among a set of patients or through time can be analyzed. Experimental results are presented using the pelvic zone to simulate anatomical variations among structures and its application in radiotherapy treatment planning.

Key words

3D biomechanical organ modeling Energy minimizing deformable model Finite element model Geodesic active contour Radiotherapy treatment planning 

CLC number

TP391.4 R73 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gloria Bueno
    • 1
  • Oscar Déniz
    • 1
  • Jesús salido
    • 1
  • Carmen Carrascosa
    • 2
  • José M. Delgado
    • 3
  1. 1.Grupo de Visión y Sistemas InteligentesUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaCiudad RealSpain
  2. 2.Hospital General de Ciudad RealCiudad RealSpain
  3. 3.Instituto Oncológico (Grupo IMO)MadridSpain

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