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Visualizing vascular structures
Author(s): Deborah Sturm; Lisa Xu; Michael E. Kress
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a set of tools to build 3D images of vascular structures from contiguous slices. Slices were obtained from plastic-filled vascular casts. Major vascular branches on each slice were revealed and observed under the optical microscope. A series of video images of the branches on contiguous slices were then digitized. Each image was processed to isolate the vessels of interest. A user interface was built to select diameters, depths, and branching angles. A 3D image can then be viewed from any angle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3028, Real-Time Imaging II, (3 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270347
Show Author Affiliations
Deborah Sturm, CUNY/College of Staten Island (United States)
Lisa Xu, CUNY/College of Staten Island (United States)
Michael E. Kress, CUNY/College of Staten Island (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3028:
Real-Time Imaging II
Divyendu Sinha, Editor(s)

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