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Skeletonize3D (ImageJ)
Author Ignacio Arganda-Carreras
Initial release November 14th, 2008
Latest version November 14th, 2008
Development status active
Category Category:Skeleton

2D and 3D skeletonization of binary images.

Smoothed bat cochlea volume
3D skeleton from bat cochlea volume

General Description

Skeletonize3D is a Fiji and ImageJ plugin that performs the skeletonization of 2D and 3D binary images (8-bit images). In Fiji, you can find it under Plugins > Skeleton > Skeletonize (2D/3D).

Related work

This work is an implementation by Ignacio Arganda-Carreras of the 3D thinning algorithm from Lee et al. "Building skeleton models via 3-D medial surface/axis thinning algorithms. Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing, 56(6):462–478, 1994." Based on the ITK version from Hanno Homann:


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation (

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.