How to get the centerline of a binary region

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Sam Ade
Sam Ade on 17 Oct 2021
Commented: Image Analyst on 18 Oct 2021
I have a binarize image below, I am trying to find the centerline of the image such as that in red on the binarize image. I did use the bskel function but get branches. I am hoping to elimated (prone or remove) all branches.
Any suggestions will be most appreciated. Any other way to do this another than using bskel will be great too.

Accepted Answer

DGM on 17 Oct 2021
There's this.
A = imread('arc.png')>128;
B = bwmorph(A,'skel',inf); % skeletonize
B = imfill(B,'holes'); % get rid of any tiny closed paths
B = bwmorph(B,'skel',inf); % finish skeletonizing
% remove endpoints until only two are left
while true
e = bwmorph(B,'endpoints');
if nnz(e)>2
B = B & ~e;

More Answers (1)

KSSV on 17 Oct 2021
You can get the indices of white pixels using find and to the data you can try fitting a line or quadratic equation using polyfit.
[y,x] = find(I) ;
p = polyfit(x,y,2) ;
xi = linspace(min(x),max(x)) ;
yi = polyval(p,xi) ;
hold on

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