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Accelerating virtual surgery simulation for congenital aural atresia
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we proposed a new efficient implementation for simulation of surgery planning for congenital aural atresia. We first applied a 2-level image segmentation schema to classify the inner ear structures. Based on it, several 3D texture volumes were generated and sent to graphical pipeline on a PC platform. By exploiting the texturingmapping capability on the PC graphics/video board, a 3D image was created with high quality showing the accurate spatial relationships of the complex surgical anatomy of congenitally atretic ears. Furthermore, we exploited the graphics hardware-supported per-fragment function to perform the geometric clipping on 3D volume data to interactively simulate the procedure of surgical operation. The result was very encouraging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5367, Medical Imaging 2004: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display, (5 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.535689
Show Author Affiliations
Bin Li, Stony Brook Univ./SUNY (United States)
Zigang Wang, Stony Brook Univ./SUNY (United States)
Eric Smouha, Stony Brook Univ./SUNY (United States)
Dongqing Chen, Stony Brook Univ./SUNY (United States)
Zhengrong Liang, Stony Brook Univ./SUNY (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5367:
Medical Imaging 2004: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display
Robert L. Galloway Jr., Editor(s)

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