GL tract unraveling in volumetric CT

Ge Wang, Michael W. Vannier, Elizabeth G. McFarland, Jay Heiken, James A. Brink

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal (GI) tract examination with computed tomography (CT) is currently performed by slice-based visual inspection despite the volumetric nature of the problem. The entire abdomen may now be continuously scanned within a single breath-hold with spiral CT. The GI tract can be computationally extracted from spiral CT images, the lumen explicitly unraveled onto a plane, and colonoscopy virtually simulated via fly-through display. A semi-automatic approach was developed for fly-through and unraveling in vivo. Automation of this approach was investigated in numerical simulation. The techniques are promising for colon cancer screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVisualization in Biomedical Computing - 4th International Conference, VBC 1996, Proceedings
EditorsRon Kikinis, Karl Heinz Hohne
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540616497, 9783540616498
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing, VBC 1996 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: Sep 22 1996Sep 25 1996

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1131
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other4th International Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing, VBC 1996
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period9/22/969/25/96

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Wang, G., Vannier, M. W., McFarland, E. G., Heiken, J., & Brink, J. A. (1996). GL tract unraveling in volumetric CT. In R. Kikinis, & K. H. Hohne (Eds.), Visualization in Biomedical Computing - 4th International Conference, VBC 1996, Proceedings (pp. 1-12). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1131). Springer Verlag.