Accession Number:

ADA218024

Title:

Three-Dimensional Medical Image Analysis Using Local Dynamic Algorithm Selection on a Multiple-Instruction, Multiple-Data Architecture

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

494.0

Abstract:

The dissertation outlines development of a medical imaging machine which renders 3D images from voxel data within a MIMD multiprocessor architecture at interactive rates. Interactive performance is achieved using local dynamic selection of the optimum adaptive recursive hidden-surface removal algorithm. A survey of the medical imaging, graphics, and medical imaging modality literature is provided. A description of Computerized Technology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, and Ultrasound imaging modalities is presented Previous work in 3D volume rendering graphics techniques and data models is introduced. Eleven medical imaging machines are examined with emphasis on characterization of the major innovations and performance of each machine. A five stage image processing pipeline is described. kr

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE