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Object-oriented region-of-interest toolkit for workstations
Author(s): Matthew S. Brown; Michael F. McNitt-Gray; Nathaniel Wyckoff; Alex Bui
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Paper Abstract

Medical imaging workstations need capabilities for defining a Region Of Interest (ROI) within an image, so that it can be processed for visualization or quantitative measurements. The purpose of this work was to develop a generic, object-oriented toolkit which allows creation, modification, querying and traversal of an ROI. In the object-oriented design, an ROI class is defined with associated methods. An ROI object consists of a set of 3-D points represented using interval- end-points. The ROI toolkit has been developed using C++, in conjunction with patient browser and image object navigation (display) toolkits, to serve as the foundation for thoracic and neuro-radiology workstations. Because of the object-oriented design and generic representation of the ROI, this toolkit can easily facilitate standard and advanced image processing methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3335, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Display, (26 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312542
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew S. Brown, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Michael F. McNitt-Gray, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Nathaniel Wyckoff, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Alex Bui, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)


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

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