Abstract: Probabilistic Appearance Models for Medical Image Analysis

  • Julia Krüger
  • Jan Ehrhardt
  • Heinz Handels
Conference paper
Part of the Informatik aktuell book series (INFORMAT)


The identification of one-to-one point correspondences between image objects is one key aspect and at the same time the most challenging part of generating statistical shape and appearance models. Using probabilistic correspondences between samples instead of accurately placed landmarks for shape models [1] eliminated the need of extensive and time consuming landmark and correspondence determination, and furthermore, the dependency of the quality of the generated model on potentially wrong correspondences was reduced.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Medical InformaticsUniversitat zu LübeckLübeckDeutschland

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