Homotopic Labeling of Elements in a Tetrahedral Mesh for the Head Modeling

  • Jasmine Burguet
  • Isabelle Bloch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3287)


In this paper we propose a method to obtain a tetrahedral model of the human head by labeling elements of a tetrahedral mesh. To work with meshes as regular as possible, we use the notion of Almost Regular Tesselation (ART) providing tetrahedral meshes with good quality elements. The proposed labeling method uses segmented M.R.I. containing main tissues of the head as input. The labeling is done under topological constraints in order to preserve topological arrangement of the head tissues. This process uses a notion of simple tetrahedra.


Human Head Tetrahedral Mesh Topological Constraint Spherical Topology Full Sphere 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jasmine Burguet
    • 1
  • Isabelle Bloch
    • 1
  1. 1.Département TSI – CNRS UMR 5141 LTCIÉcole Nationale Supérieure des TélécommunicationsParis Cedex 13France

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