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New rendering method: a scan-line-based semiboundary algorithm
Author(s): Tzu-Lun Weng; Tong-Yee Lee; Yung-Nien Sun
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Paper Abstract

A graphics-based simulation has been proved as a powerful tool in surgical and therapeutic applications. In a computer aided surgical simulation system, it must provide real-time rendering performance as well as flexible 3D object manipulation. In this paper, we propose a new volume rendering scheme, namely SSB (Scan-line Based Semi-Boundary). The time complexity of SSB is O(MN) plus a 2-Dimensional image rotation, and the SSB is theoretically faster than the original Semi-Boundary algorithm that will take O(LMN) time, where L,M,N are the Semi-Boundary nodes in X,Y,Z axes, respectively. We experimentally evaluate SSB rendering performance using large pelvis volume data. Our preliminary results show that SSB can achieve an interactive rendering performance for large volume pelvis data set with size of 512 by 512 by 245.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3335, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Display, (26 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312501
Show Author Affiliations
Tzu-Lun Weng, National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)
Tong-Yee Lee, National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)
Yung-Nien Sun, National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)


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

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