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3D visualization of the human cerebral vasculature
Author(s): Tatjana Zrimec; Tom Mander; Timothy Lambert; Geoffrey Parker
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Paper Abstract

Computer assisted 3D visualization of the human cerebro-vascular system can help to locate blood vessels during diagnosis and to approach them during treatment. Our aim is to reconstruct the human cerebro-vascular system from the partial information collected from a variety of medical imaging instruments and to generate a 3D graphical representation. This paper describes a tool developed for 3D visualization of cerebro-vascular structures. It also describes a symbolic approach to modeling vascular anatomy. The tool, called Ispline, is used to display the graphical information stored in a symbolic model of the vasculature. The vascular model was developed to assist image processing and image fusion. The model consists of a structural symbolic representation using frames and a geometrical representation of vessel shapes and vessel topology. Ispline has proved to be useful for visualizing both the synthetically constructed vessels of the symbolic model and the vessels extracted from a patient's MR angiograms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2431, Medical Imaging 1995: Image Display, (27 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207663
Show Author Affiliations
Tatjana Zrimec, Univ. of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Tom Mander, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Timothy Lambert, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Geoffrey Parker, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2431:
Medical Imaging 1995: Image Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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