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VISTAnet: radiation therapy treatment planning through rapid dose calculation and interactive 3D volume visualization
Author(s): Andrei State; Julian G. Rosenman; Henry Fuchs; Tim Cullip; James Symon
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Paper Abstract

VISTAnet, an experimental gigabit network test bed, ties together a CRAY Y-MP, the Pixel-Planes 5 graphics engine, and an SGI host machine to create a metacomputer capable of real-time radiation therapy dose calculation and display. We report on the methods used to manipulate and examine the 3D radiation dose distribution, with emphasis on the visualization, which uses a parallel, interactive, multimodal renderer implemented on Pixel- Places 5. The real-time display is designed to facilitate comprehension of spatial relationships among the geometrically complex anatomy and radiation dose structures that characterize a 3D radiation treatment scenario. The currently ongoing clinical evaluation of VISTAnet has already yielded encouraging results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2359, Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994, (9 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185210
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Andrei State, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
Julian G. Rosenman, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
Henry Fuchs, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
Tim Cullip, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
James Symon, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2359:
Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994
Richard A. Robb, Editor(s)

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