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A medical imaging and visualization toolkit in Java
Author(s): Su Huang; Rafail Baimouratov; Pengdong Xiao; Anand Ananthasubramaniam; Wieslaw L. Nowinski
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Paper Abstract

Medical imaging research and clinical applications usually require combination and integration of different technology from image processing to realistic visualization to user-friendly interaction. Researchers with different background and from various research areas have been using numerous types of hardware, software and environments to produce their research results. It is unusual that students must build their working and testing tools from scratch again and again. A generic and flexible medical imaging and visualization toolkit would be helpful in medical research and educational institutes to reduce redundant development work and hence prompt their research efficiency. In our lab, we have developed a Medical Imaging and Visualization Toolkit (BIL-kit), which is a set of comprehensive libraries as well as a number of interactive tools. It covers a wide range of fundamental functions from image conversion and transformation, image segmentation and analysis, to geometric model generation and manipulation, all the way up to 3D visualization and interactive simulation. The toolkit design and implementation emphasize the reusability and flexibility. BIL-kit is implemented by using Java language because of its advantage in platform independent, so that the toolkit will work in hybrid and dynamics research and educational environments. This also allows the toolkit to extend its usage in web based application development. BILkit is a suitable platform for researchers and students to develop visualization and simulation prototypes as well as it can also be used for development of clinical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5367, Medical Imaging 2004: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display, (5 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.534977
Show Author Affiliations
Su Huang, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)
Rafail Baimouratov, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)
Pengdong Xiao, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)
Anand Ananthasubramaniam, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)
Wieslaw L. Nowinski, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5367:
Medical Imaging 2004: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display
Robert L. Galloway Jr., Editor(s)

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