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Moment algorithms for blood vessel detection in infrared images of laser-heated skin


Block-detection and three-dimensional moment algorithms are applied to determine the presence and orientation of cylinders in a three-dimensional image. The proposed method detects blood vessels in a three-dimensional tomographic image constructed by infrared radiometry. Based on the moment principle, the method can be employed to determine the centroid, diameter, and orientation of arbitrarily shaped blood vessels for application in the laser treatment of hypervascular skin lesions. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd.

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