A system for the generation of curves on 3D brain images.
In this study, a computational optimal system for the generation of curves on triangulated surfaces representing 3D brains is described. The algorithm is based on optimally computing geodesics on the triangulated surfaces following Kimmel and Sethian (: Proc Natl Acad Sci 95:15). The system can be used to compute geodesic curves for accurate distance measurements as well as to detect sulci and gyri. These curves are defined based on local surface curvatures that are computed following a novel approach presented in this study. The corresponding software is available to the research community.