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Java based volume rendering frameworks
Author(s): Ruida Cheng; Alexandra Bokinsky; Paul Hemler; Evan McCreedy; Matthew McAuliffe
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, the number and utility of 3-D rendering frameworks has grown substantially. A quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the capabilities of a subset of these systems is important to determine the applicability of these methods to typical medical visualization tasks. The libraries evaluated in this paper include the Java3D Application Programming Interface (API), Java OpenGL (Jogl) API, a multi-histogram software-based rendering method, and the WildMagic API. Volume renderer implementations using each of these frameworks were developed using the platform-independent Java programming language. Quantitative performance measurements (frames per second, memory usage) were used to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each implementation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2008
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6918, Medical Imaging 2008: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, 691804 (17 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.770529
Show Author Affiliations
Ruida Cheng, National Institutes of Health (United States)
Alexandra Bokinsky, Geometric Tools, Inc. (United States)
Paul Hemler, Hampden-Sydney College (United States)
Evan McCreedy, National Institutes of Health (United States)
Matthew McAuliffe, National Institutes of Health (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6918:
Medical Imaging 2008: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling
Michael I. Miga; Kevin Robert Cleary, Editor(s)

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