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Pentium PC-based craniofacial 3D imaging and analysis system
Author(s): Jayaram K. Udupa; Jie Tian; David C. Hemmy
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Paper Abstract

PC-based computing is now ubiquitous in common consumer applications. Although PCs have equalled or surpassed engineering workstations in basic computing power and economy, there is still strong workstation dependency for imaging applications. In this paper, we demonstrate that a complete system, based on a Pentium PC and readily available inexpensive software, can be built very economically for effective execution of most of the commonly used 3D imaging operations. For the craniofacial application, the Pentium system offers a twofold speed advantage over a Sparc 20 system, allowing interactive fuzzy volume rendering of complex hard and soft tissue structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3031, Medical Imaging 1997: Image Display, (7 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273890
Show Author Affiliations
Jayaram K. Udupa, Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jie Tian, Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr. (United States)
David C. Hemmy, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3031:
Medical Imaging 1997: Image Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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