Sts-mip: A new reconstruction technique for ct of the chest

Sandy Napel, Geoffrey D. Rubin, R. Brooke Jeffrey

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The authors present sliding thin-slab maximum intensity projection (STS-MIP) as a technique for improved visualization of blood vessels and airways from rapidly acquired thin-section CT data. The STS-MIP reconstructions can be computed rapidly and without operator intervention directly from the transaxial sections. The resulting images retain the high contrast resolution of thin-section (1-3 mm) CT while providing vascular or airway visibility within a sequence of overlapping thin-slabs (3-10 mm). Examples are presented of pulmonary vessels and airways derived from spiral CT and of pulmonary vessels and coronary arteries derived from electron-beam CT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)832-838
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Arteries
  • Arteries
  • Computed tomography
  • Computed tomography
  • Computed tomography
  • Coronary
  • Pulmonary
  • Spiral
  • Techniques
  • Three-dimensional reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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