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Storing and managing three-dimensional digital medical image information
Author(s): Michael A. Chapman; N. Denby
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Paper Abstract

The increased use of digital-imaging techniques in medical diagnosis has generated voluminous amounts of data. Data volume and its management is of particular importance when dealing with three-dimensional image derivatives. Subsequent use of the three- dimensional image data necessitates a compact and versatile data structure which permits some of the geometric operations and queries to be efficiently accomplished. This paper outlines such a compressed and flexible data structure for use with three-dimensional image data sets. Some examples from stereotactic neurosurgical applications are given to demonstrate the appropriateness of the proposed data structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1526, Industrial Vision Metrology, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48246
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Michael A. Chapman, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
N. Denby, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1526:
Industrial Vision Metrology
Sabry F. El-Hakim, Editor(s)

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