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Data representation and visualization in 4-D microscopy
Author(s): Andres Kriete; Steffen Rohrbach; Tim Schwebel; Hans-Joachim Wagner; Uwe Behrens
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Paper Abstract

Computer representation in biological microscopy is progressing from the well established modeling of three-dimensional (3-D) structural information towards the visualization of spatio- temporal (4-D) information. This paper describes two new methods to process sequential volumes, where each data set corresponds to a time sample. The first technique is based on surface rendering to study organ and tissue development. Contour stacks are rendered and in- between stages are interpolated. This technique allows the analysis and simulation of growth following different mathematical models and relates them with experimental findings. The second technique got appreciation for volume rendering of morphogenesis in living tissue. Sequences scanned with a confocal microscope are packed. The combination of ray-casting reconstructions within a color model allows for a rendering of morphogenetic activity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1992
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1808, Visualization in Biomedical Computing '92, (22 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131094
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Andres Kriete, Univ. of Giessen (Germany)
Steffen Rohrbach, Univ. of Giessen (Germany)
Tim Schwebel, Univ. of Giessen (Germany)
Hans-Joachim Wagner, Univ. of Marburg (Germany)
Uwe Behrens, Univ. of Marburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1808:
Visualization in Biomedical Computing '92

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