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The Diagnostic Radiological Utilization Of 3-D Display Images
Author(s): Larry T. Cook; Samuel J. Dwyer; David F. Preston; Solomon Batnitzky; Kyo Rak Lee
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Paper Abstract

In the practice of radiology, computer graphics systems have become an integral part of the use of computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine (NM), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and ultrasound. Gray scale computerized display systems are used to display, manipulate, and record scans in all of these modalities. As the use of these imaging systems has spread, various applications involving digital image manipulation have also been widely accepted in the radiological community. We discuss one of the more esoteric of such applications, namely, the reconstruction of 3-D structures from plane section data, such as CT scans. Our technique is based on the acquisition of contour data from successive sections, the definition of the implicit surface defined by such contours, and the application of the appropriate computer graphics hardware and software to present reasonably pleasing pictures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0507, Processing and Display of Three-Dimensional Data II, (24 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944936
Show Author Affiliations
Larry T. Cook, The University of Kansas College of Health Sciences (United States)
Samuel J. Dwyer, The University of Kansas College of Health Sciences (United States)
David F. Preston, The University of Kansas College of Health Sciences (United States)
Solomon Batnitzky, The University of Kansas College of Health Sciences (United States)
Kyo Rak Lee, The University of Kansas College of Health Sciences (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0507:
Processing and Display of Three-Dimensional Data II
James J. Pearson, Editor(s)

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