MICCAI Workshop on Mesh Processing in Medical Image Analysis
In conjunction with MICCAI 2013.
Nagoya, Japan
Nagoya University, Room IB013
September 26, 2013



Many strategies for medical image analysis have been built on an image analysis pipeline that starts with acquired image data, performs filtering and processing, constructs geometric models of important surfaces and structures, performs simulation, and finally provides quantitative and visual analysis of the data. Within this pipeline, geometry and shape are commonly represented as a mesh, or a discretization of some domain into simpler computational elements such as quads or triangles (representative of surface pieces) or tetrahedra and hexahedra (representative of volumetric elements). This image-to-mesh (I2M) step converts volumetric images into formats that are more suitable for solving finite-element simulations, analyzing critical structures, and performing boundary surface visualization tasks. Current research in computational geometry, graphics hardware, and computer graphics has produced methods to represent, extract, refine, visualize and analyze both critical surfaces embedded in the 3D volumes, such as interfaces between tissues, as well as volumetric regions, such as organs.

torso The workshop investigates the role meshes have with medical image analysis and is broadly based on three overlapping themes:

  1. Mesh processing,
  2. The I2M pipeline,
  3. Surface analysis and extraction.

While numerous I2M technologies have been developed, rarely do they get sufficient exposure so that out-of-field researchers have the necessary expertise to know the nuances between them. Similarly, researchers in geometry, meshing, and surfacing often consider their problems in independent settings, external to their use in a particular pipeline. In particular, there is a need for designing novel technologies that strictly focus on medical image domains. This workshop proposes to improve the cross-pollination of the imaging and meshing efforts by considering how meshing fits into the end-to-end pipeline from image acquisition to clinical analysis.

Previous years' workshops:


Printed proceedings will be available at the workshop. However, they will not be published by Springer, as originally announced. Proceedings for MeshMed 2012 was published by Springer.

Best paper prize

The best paper prize for MeshMed 2013 went to Sergio Vera and his coworkers for the paper: Volumetric Anatomical Parameterization and Meshing for Inter-patient Liver Coordinate System Definition. Congratulations!


Registration for the workshop is handled trough the main MICCAI conference.



2013 Chairs

Steering Comittee


MeshMed is supported by the HEAR-EU project funded from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement number 304857.


Rasmus R. Paulsen
Associate Professor
Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Technical University of Denmark
Building 324, office 110
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Phone: +45 4525 3423
Fax: +45 4588 1397
rrp at imm dot dtu dot dk
    Joshua A. Levine
Assistant Professor
School of Computing
Visual Computing Division
Clemson University
317 McAdams Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: +1-864-656-0537
levinej at clemson dot edu
Yongjie (Jessica) Zhang
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
303 Scaife Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: +1-412-268-5332
Fax: +1-412-268-3348
http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/ user/jessicaz/
jessicaz at andrew dot cmu dot edu