Generating Labeled Voxelizations for Numerical Simulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-6694
Agency Tracking Number: F061-034-2744
Amount: $99,093.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-034
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
KITWARE
28 Corporate Drive, Suite 204, Clifton Park, NY, 12065
DUNS: 010926207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William J Schroeder
 President
 (518) 371-3971
 will.schroeder@kitware.com
Business Contact
 Kenneth Martin
Title: Treasurer
Phone: (518) 371-3971
Email: ken.martin@kitware.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Recent advances in imaging systems such as MRI, CT, and PET enable rapid acquisition of biological data. These data are suitable for a variety of simulation techniques, including characterizing the response of biological systems to directed energy. However, these simulations are hampered by the challenge of converting the data into voxelized models. The data requires segmentation to demarcate various biological structures into valid, labeled regions where each voxel is associated with a particular biological feature. In the proposed work we investigate various data forms and segmentation techniques to perform this voxelization, with the goal of creating a software application for automatic and/or semiautomatic voxel labeling. We expect to develop these tools in an open source framework with the ultimate goal of commercializing these techniques by embedding them in Kitware's VolView volume visualization system.

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