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Interactive volume rendering of multimodality 4D cardiac data with the use of consumer graphics hardware
Author(s): Frank Enders; Magnus Strengert; Sabine Iserhardt-Bauer; Usaf E. Aladl; Piotr J. Slomka
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Paper Abstract

Interactive multimodality 4D volume rendering of cardiac images is challenging due to several factors. Animated rendering of fused volumes with multiple lookup tables (LUT) and interactive adjustments of relative volume positions and orientations must be performed in real time. In addition it is difficult to visualize the myocardium separated from the surrounding tissue on some modalities, such as MRI. In this work we propose to use software techniques combined with hardware capabilities of modern consumer video cards for real-time visualization of time-varying multimodality fused cardiac volumes for diagnostic purposes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5029, Medical Imaging 2003: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display, (30 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.480377
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Frank Enders, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Magnus Strengert, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Sabine Iserhardt-Bauer, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Usaf E. Aladl, Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)
Piotr J. Slomka, Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5029:
Medical Imaging 2003: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display
Robert L. Galloway, Editor(s)

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