A Multiscale Morphological Approach to Topology Correction of Cortical Surfaces

  • Kai Li
  • Allen D. Malony
  • Don M. Tucker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4091)


We present a topology correction method for automatic reconstruction of brain cortical surfaces. We take the volume-based approach by first correcting the topology of the white matter volumes followed by extracting the cortical surfaces. A multiscale method is taken so that topology errors are gradually corrected with respect to the correction cost. The special surface-likeness property of white matter and gray matter is considered in evaluating the cost of topology correction.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai Li
    • 1
  • Allen D. Malony
    • 1
  • Don M. Tucker
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OregonEugeneUSA
  2. 2.Electrical Geodesics, Inc. Riverfront Research PartEugeneUSA

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