Accession Number:

ADA214792

Title:

Interactive Visualization of 3D Medical Data. Revision

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1989-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The increasing use of CT, MRI, and other multi-slice imaging modalities in medicine has inspired the development of new techniques for visualizing multi-dimensional data. This paper compares the three currently dominant techniques for displaying three-dimensional medical data surface-based rendering, binary voxel rendering, and volume rendering. It also describes some of the display hardware being developed to help visualize these datasets stereo viewers, varifocal mirrors, real-time image generation systems, and head-mounted displays. Particular emphasis is given to real-time volume rendering because current research suggests that it may become the method of choice for many clinical applications. Keywords Visualization, Medical imaging, Voxel, Volume rendering Image processing. kt

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE