Assessment of several virtual endoscopy techniques using computed tomography and perspective volume rendering

R. Shahidi, V. Argiro, S. Nape, L. Gray, H. P. McAdams, G. D. Rubin, C. F. Beaulieu, R. B. Jeffrey, A. Johnson

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Abstract

Advanced medical imaging techniques available today, such as CT, MRI, and PET, are capable of producing large quantities of near isotropically-sampled data. These datasets coupled with advanced techniques in Computer graphics can create new ways to explore cross-sectional medical images. We hypothesize that 3-D renderings of the imaging data may provide enhanced diagnostic interpretation and superior visualization for treatment planning purposes. We have investigated the application of Perspective Volume Rendering (PVR) as a method to facilitate interactive exploration of various tubular structures. In this paper we will explore the results from four noninvasive applications of PVR: 1) detection and studies of aneurysms in the circle of Willis, 2) studies of thoracic aorta aneurysms, 3) assessment of bronchial anastomoses and 4) detection of polyps in colonic lumen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVisualization in Biomedical Computing - 4th International Conference, VBC 1996, Proceedings
EditorsKarl Heinz Hohne, Ron Kikinis
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages521-528
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540616497, 9783540616498
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing, VBC 1996 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: Sep 22 1996Sep 25 1996

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1131
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing, VBC 1996
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHamburg
Period9/22/969/25/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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