07177453 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 6 patents.

A technique is provided for partitioning an imaged volume into two or more sub-volumes. The technique identifies partition lines which separate the sub-volumes by generating a profile, such as a bone profile, which is then analyzed to determine the placement of the partition lines. In one embodiment, placement of the partition lines is determined automatically by applying one or more sets of hierarchical rules to the profile. After separation of the imaged volume into sub-volumes, each sub-volume may be differentially segmented such that segmentation is customized for the sub-volume. Likewise, after separation of the imaged volume into sub-volumes, the acquisition parameters for each sub-volume may be customized for subsequent acquisitions.

Title
Method and apparatus for partitioning a volume
Application Number
10/304581
Publication Number
7177453 (B2)
Application Date
November 26, 2002
Publication Date
February 13, 2007
Inventor
Robert F Senzig
Germantown
WI, US
Yogisha Mallya
Bangalore
IN
Vidya Pundalik Kamath
Bangalore
IN
Rakesh Mullick
Bangalore
IN
Srikanth Suryanarayanan
Bangalore
IN
Agent
Fletcher Yoder
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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