Accession Number:

ADA465685

Title:

Area-Preserving Mappings for the Visualization of Medical Structures

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH DIV

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

In this note, we present a method for flattening anatomical surfaces such as branched vessels and intestinal tracts in an area preserving way. This method is based on the theory of optimal mass transport and conformal mapping of surfaces. The flattened representations differ minimally from conformality in a certain precise sense. Potential applications include the detection and visualization of pathologies such as stenoses and polyps.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE