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In vivo three-dimensional reconstruction of the cornea from confocal microscopy images.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18002064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Confocal microscopy can provide sequences of images from all cornea layers in a rapid, in vivo and non invasive way. These images are useful to extract important clinical information on cornea state of health. We address the problem of obtaining a 3-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of the cornea starting from a confocal microscope sequence, from endothelium to epithelium. A registration procedure, based on normalized correlation, is applied to each image, because eye movements normally occur during acquisition of the sequence and shifts in x-y plane take place in the sequence of images. Information on shifts along x and y directions comes from registration process, shift along z direction comes from the instrument itself. A 2D image stack is reconstructed by taking into account shifts along x, y, and z directions. If data are missing, we reconstruct them by taking lines from adjacent images and interpolating them. After reconstruction, it is possible to display and analyze corneal structures in the 3D volume and obtain slices in the x, y, or z direction.
Fabio Scarpa; Diego Fiorin; Alfredo Ruggeri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  2007     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-16     Completed Date:  2008-03-13     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  747-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Endothelium, Corneal / cytology*
Epithelium, Corneal / cytology*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
Microscopy, Confocal*

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