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Comparison of surface and volume presentation of multislice biomedical images
Author(s): Mark Anthony Browne; Glenn D. Jolleys; David John Joyner
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we consider various issues concerned with the production of 3D presentations from multislice biomedical images. Data storage schemes are briefly discussed with respect to compression and access efficency. We then go on to describe the principles of surface rendering and illustrate with a combined wireframe and surface shaded presentation of an example data set. Volume projection is then considered in some detail, giving a number of different, but simple means of producing projection images, including binary, transparent and brightest point techniques. It is concluded that both surface and volume rendering offer advantages for visualisation and that future work based on combined techniques will be most useful, with an efficient means of extracting surface orientation from volumetric data being an immediate goal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1450, Biomedical Image Processing II, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44308
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Anthony Browne, Univ. of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (United Kingdom)
Glenn D. Jolleys, Univ. of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (United Kingdom)
David John Joyner, Confocal Technologies Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1450:
Biomedical Image Processing II
Alan Conrad Bovik; Vyvyan Howard, Editor(s)

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