On 3D Scanning, Reconstruction, Enhancement, and Segmentation of Logs

  • Katarina Flood
  • Per-Erik Danielsson
  • Maria Magnusson Seger
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2749)


This paper presents novel results from an ongoing feasibility study of fully 3D X-ray scanning of Pinus Sylvestris (Scots Pine) logs. Logs are assumed to be translated through tw o iden tical and static cone beam systems with the beams rotated 90° relative to eachother, providing a dual set of 2D-projections. For reasons of both cost and speed, each 2D-detector in these tw o systems consists of a limited number of line detectors. The quality of the reconstructed images is far from perfect, due to sparse detector data and missing projection angles. In spite of this we show that by employing a shape- and direction discriminative technique based on second derivativ es, w e are able to enhance knot-like features in these data. In the enhanced images it is then possible to detect and localize the pith for each whorl of knots, and subsequently also to perform a full segmentation of the knots in the heartwood.


Derivative Operator Line Detector Streak Artifact Radial Projection Scanning Geometry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katarina Flood
    • 1
  • Per-Erik Danielsson
    • 1
  • Maria Magnusson Seger
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Vision LaboratoryLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden

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