Computation of efficient patient specific models from 3-D medical images: Use in virtual endoscopy and surgery rehearsal

S. Aharon, B. M. Cameron, R. A. Robb

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Abstract

Virtual reality environments provide highly interactive, natural control of the visualization process, significantly enhancing the scientific value of the data produced by medical imaging systems. Due to the computational and real time display update requirements of virtual reality interfaces, however, the complexity of organ and tissue surfaces which can be displayed is limited. In this paper, we present a new algorithm for the production of a polygonal surface containing a pre-specified number of polygons, from patient or subject specific volumetric image data, selected to optimize the trade-off between surface detail and real time display rates of anatomic models. To illustrate the utility of these models we also present a brief overview of their application in virtual endoscopy and surgery rehearsal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation Processing in Medical Imaging - 15th International Conference, IPMI 1997, Proceedings
EditorsJames Duncan, Gene Gindi
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages429-434
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)3540630465, 9783540630463
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Event15th International Conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging, IPMI 1997 - Poultney, United States
Duration: Jun 9 1997Jun 13 1997

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1230
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other15th International Conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging, IPMI 1997
CountryUnited States
CityPoultney
Period6/9/976/13/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Aharon, S., Cameron, B. M., & Robb, R. A. (1997). Computation of efficient patient specific models from 3-D medical images: Use in virtual endoscopy and surgery rehearsal. In J. Duncan, & G. Gindi (Eds.), Information Processing in Medical Imaging - 15th International Conference, IPMI 1997, Proceedings (pp. 429-434). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1230). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-63046-5_38