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MeVisTo-Jaw: a visualization-based maxillofacial surgical planning tool
Author(s): Patrick Neumann; Gabriele Faulkner; Manfred Krauss; Klaus Haarbeck; Thomas Tolxdorff
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Paper Abstract

The following article introduces a maxillofacial surgical planning tool based on a general two- and three-dimensional image processing and visualization concept. By applying various rendering methods to computer tomography volume data (CT), it is possible to produce stereoscopic views of the patient. These reconstructed images enable the surgeon to carry out a computer-aided three-dimensional maxillofacial profile analysis and operation plan. The 'Medical Visualization Tools' (MeVisTo) concept developed by our workgroup serves as the basis for this. Besides an easy-to- handle user interface for 3D tasks, speed and quality of the volume rendering process are of great importance for the visualization. With 'Virtual Sphere Rendering' (VSR) a method is presented that, by means of pre-calculating views, enables a visualization of data in real-time with more than 25 images per second.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3335, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Display, (26 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312484
Show Author Affiliations
Patrick Neumann, Univ. Hospital Benjamin Franklin/Free Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
Gabriele Faulkner, Univ. Hospital Benjamin Franklin/Free Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
Manfred Krauss, Univ. Hospital Benjamin Franklin/Free Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
Klaus Haarbeck, Univ. Hospital Benjamin Franklin/Free Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
Thomas Tolxdorff, Univ. Hospital Benjamin Franklin/Free Univ. of Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3335:
Medical Imaging 1998: Image Display
Yongmin Kim; Seong Ki Mun, Editor(s)

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