**Contour Connecting** is an object-ordered Surface Fitting method. Given a
threshold value, a closed contour is traced for each data slice and then the contours in
adjacent slices are connected and a tesselation, usually of triangles, is performed.

Here is an example of a contoured head that is then tesselated.

Contour Tracking Pioneers

- Keppel (1975) Find Path in Directed Graph Using Heuristics
- Fuchs (1977) Find Minimum Cost Path in Directed Toroidal Graph
- Graph Theory Gives Solution Without Heuristics
- Torso Case is Harder

- Ekoule, Peyrin, Odet (1991)

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