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Optical Engineering

Three-Dimensional Display Of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Images
Author(s): Gabor T. Herman; David M. Kramer; Paul C. Lauterbur; Andrew M. Rudin; Jay S. Schneider
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Paper Abstract

We report on the results of a collaboration between two independent research projects. In one, we have been developing a software system for the detection and display of surfaces of organs and organ systems from three-dimensional reconstructions; in the other, we have been developing hardware and software for the three-dimensional reconstruction of objects using nuclear magnetic resonance zeugmatographic imaging. The merging of these two modalities gives us a truly powerful tool for three-dimensional visualization. This is demonstrated by frames from movies illustrating the external and internal three-dimensional structure of organs, such as the brain and the heart, produced by applying the display programs to the nuclear magnetic resonance reconstructions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1982
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 21(5) doi: 10.1117/12.7973004
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 21, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Gabor T. Herman, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (United States)
David M. Kramer, State University of New York at Stony Brook (United States)
Paul C. Lauterbur, State University of New York at Stony Brook (United States)
Andrew M. Rudin, Northport Veterans Administration Medical Center (United States)
Jay S. Schneider, State University of New York at Stony Brook (United States)


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