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Modeling Three-Dimensional Computer Reconstructions From Surface Contours For Diagnostic Imaging
Author(s): Larry T. Cook; Prakairut N. Cook; Samuel J. Dwyer; Solomon Batnitzky; Kyo Rak Lee; Hilton I. Price
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Paper Abstract

Digital medical imaging modalities construct and display images as cross-sections of anatomy. The technologies of these digital imaging systems are moving towards thinner cross-section thicknesses, higher spatial resolutions, and larger dynamic ranges. These imaging modalities provide cross-sectional displays in which there is no superimosing of organs. This provides relatively precise two-dimensional geometric information. In regarding the general three-dimensional (3-D) space relationships among a number of anatomic structures is difficult to acquire from a large number of thin serial sections. Clinicians are required to visualize such information by mentally stacking these serial sections to obtain the complete structure. A number of 3-D surface reconstruction algorithms have been developed for displaying 3-D anatomic structures on raster graphic displays. This paper will present a comparison among these reconstruction algorithms for: (1) computation time; (2) algorithm complexity; (3) computer storage requirements; and (4) clinical efficacy. The authors will report on a three-year study of the clinical utilization of 3-D display algorithms using raster graphic display systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 1983
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0359, Applications of Digital Image Processing IV, (17 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.965959
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Larry T. Cook, The University of Kansas College of Health Sciences and Hospital (United States)
Prakairut N. Cook, The University of Kansas College of Health Sciences and Hospital (United States)
Samuel J. Dwyer, The University of Kansas College of Health Sciences and Hospital (United States)
Solomon Batnitzky, The University of Kansas College of Health Sciences and Hospital (United States)
Kyo Rak Lee, The University of Kansas College of Health Sciences and Hospital (United States)
Hilton I. Price, The University of Kansas College of Health Sciences and Hospital (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0359:
Applications of Digital Image Processing IV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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