Implementation of a 3D thinning algorithm
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this publication: http://hdl.handle.net/1926/1292
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ITK currently comes with a 2D binary thinning (skeletonisation) method, but does not support 3D or higher. This paper documents a new itkBinaryThinningImageFilter3D and recommends to rename the current filter as itkBinaryThinningImageFilter2D. The 3D method suggested here is a direct implementation of the work of Lee et al.  who have demonstrated that their algorithm can find all deletable surface points at every iteration and is thus very fast. The code was tested on six clinical datasets.