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New algorithm for efficient polygon decimation for virtual reality applications in medicine
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Paper Abstract

The availability of high speed computers and high data storage capacities has facilitated the development of practical virtual reality (VR) systems. YR uses computer modeling and simulation to enable human interactions with artificial three-dimensional visual or other sensory environments. In medicine, YR systems have the potential to significantly advance the practice of surgery. Surgery planning and rehearsal can be effectively carried out on YR systems, eliminating or significantly reducing the need for exploratory surgery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3031, Medical Imaging 1997: Image Display, (7 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273930
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis D. Crouch, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Richard A. Robb, Mayo Clinic and Foundation (United States)


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

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