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con·tour

(kon'tūr),
1. The outline of a part; the surface configuration.
2. In dentistry, to restore the normal outlines or form of a tooth, or to create the external shape or form of a prosthesis.
[L. con- (intens.), + torno, to turn (in a lathe), fr. tornus, a lathe]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

con·tour

(kon'tūr)
1. The outline of a part; the surface configuration.
2. dentistry To restore the normal outlines of a broken or otherwise misshapen tooth, or to create the external shape or form of a prosthesis.
[L. con- (intens.), + torno, to turn (in a lathe), fr. tornus, a lathe]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

contour 

The outline of a part of a retinal image where the light intensity changes abruptly corresponding to the boundaries of objects in the visual field. The physiological basis of contour perception and edge detection is thought to be mediated by the responses of complex and hypercomplex cells in area V1 of the primary visual cortex.
Illusory contour's (subjective contours) are contours perceived in the absence of a lightness or colour difference as in the Kanizsa figure. They are thought to be processed in area V2 of the visual cortex. See visual association areas; parvocellular visual system.
contour interaction See Glasgow acuity cards; crowding phenomenon.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

con·tour

(kon'tūr)
1. In dentistry, to restore normal outlines or form of a tooth or create external shape or form of a prosthesis.
2. The outline of a part; the surface configuration.
[L. con- (intens.), + torno, to turn (in a lathe), fr. tornus, a lathe]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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From these results, Localized region based active contour is more efficient method of active contours for synovial region segmentation by training and classifying the features like performance metrics and statistical values.
In this paper, we propose a robust evolution method to keep the similarity among evolving sequence contours for parametric active contours model.
Accordingly, various interpolation algorithms have been developed to generate DEMs from contours. The contours, which are in vector or raster format, consist of a large number of elevation points.
During the radiotherapy process, tumor regression often occurs, and when the change is beyond some threshold, the contours should be adapted to the new GTV.
According to the difference of image-based nature constraints, the existing active contours models can be categorized into two types: edge-based models [3-7] and region-based models [8-13].
[10] More detail on production dates follows, in the report of a survey of fully contoured beaded items, below.