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3D imaging: where do we stand?
Author(s): Jayaram K. Udupa
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Paper Abstract

3D imaging is the science of the methods of defining, visualizing, manipulating, and analyzing 3D object information captured in multidimensional images acquired from multiple modalities. The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of this science and to identify the major challenges currently faced in its medical applications. It describes the 3D imaging operations under four groups: preprocessing, visualization, manipulation, and analysis. Preprocessing operations go toward defining objects in given images. Visualization operations facilitate seeing and comprehending objects in their full dimensionality. Manipulation allows altering object structures and relationship among objects. Analysis deals with methods of quantifying object information. The paper describes the concepts underlying these operations. It draws two main conclusions: (1) There are two classes of approaches to 3D imaging--those based directly on image intensities and those based on object shape. (2) There are two main groups of challenges, related to object delineation and validation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3545, International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing (ISMIP'98), (25 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323610
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Jayaram K. Udupa, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3545:
International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing (ISMIP'98)
Ji Zhou; Anil K. Jain; Tianxu Zhang; Yaoting Zhu; Mingyue Ding; Jianguo Liu, Editor(s)

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