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Visualization of liver in 3-D
Author(s): Chin-Tu Chen; Jin-Shin Chou; Maryellen Lissak Giger; Charles E. Kahn Jr.; Kyongtae Ty Bae; Wei-Chung Lin
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Paper Abstract

Visualization of the liver in three dimensions (3-D) can improve the accuracy of volumetric estimation and also aid in surgical planning. We have developed a method for 3-D visualization of the liver using x-ray computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) images. This method includes four major components: (1) segmentation algorithms for extracting liver data from tomographic images; (2) interpolation techniques for both shape and intensity; (3) schemes for volume rendering and display, and (4) routines for electronic surgery and image analysis. This method has been applied to cases from a living-donor liver transplant project and appears to be useful for surgical planning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1444, Medical Imaging V: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45193
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Chin-Tu Chen, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Jin-Shin Chou, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Maryellen Lissak Giger, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Charles E. Kahn Jr., Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Kyongtae Ty Bae, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Wei-Chung Lin, Northwestern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1444:
Medical Imaging V: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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