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Coherence-based dynamic navigation for virtual endoscopy
Author(s): Krishnan Ramaswamy; William E. Higgins
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Paper Abstract

Complex anatomical information can be obtained from a high- resolution, 3D, radiologic image by interactively navigating through it in a manner similar to an endoscopic examination. Real-time computation of these 'virtual' endoscopic views, however, is needed to permit truly interactive navigation. We present such a method, based on the temporal-coherence concept. Included results show the method's efficiency. The method constitutes parts of a complete virtual-endoscopic system we have devised. This system is illustrated for 3D pulmonary analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1998
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 3335, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Display, (26 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312517
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Krishnan Ramaswamy, Radionics Software Applications, Inc. and The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
William E. Higgins, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


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

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