FAME - A Flexible Appearance Modelling Environment

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2003



View graph of relations

Combined modelling of pixel intensities and shape has proven to be a very robust and widely applicable approach to interpret images. As such the Active Appearance Model (AAM) framework has been applied to a wide variety of problems within medical image analysis. This paper summarises AAM applications within medicine and describes a public domain implementation, namely the Flexible Appearance Modelling Environment (FAME). We give guidelines for the use of this research platform, and show that the optimisation techniques used renders it applicable to interactive medical applications. To increase performance and make models generalise better, we apply parallel analysis to obtain automatic and objective model truncation. Further, two different AAM training methods are compared along with a reference case study carried out on cross-sectional short-axis cardiac magnetic resonance images and face images. Source code and annotated data sets needed to reproduce the results are put in the public domain for further investigation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Medical Imaging
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1319 - 1331
StatePublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

Copyright: 2003 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE

CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 186


  • public domain training data and software, face segmentation, Active Appearance Models, left ventricular segmentation
Download as:
Download as PDF
Select render style:
Download as HTML
Select render style:
Download as Word
Select render style:

Download statistics

No data available

ID: 4215158