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Three Dimensional Picture Processing And Its Use In Bio-Medical Applications
Author(s): David Alan Bourne
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Paper Abstract

With the increasing availability of three dimensional data, a need has arisen for three dimensional picture processing systems. One possible use for such systems is the simulation of surgery, which can make use of data collected via tomography and standard X-rays. Once the data is collected it needs to be reconstructed, organized, and displayed. To this end, we outline the design and focus of a three dimensional system, and suggest some key algorithms. Each phase of processing in this system may use a different data representation, and so the shift in representation between phases is highlighted. Finally, we present a scenario for the simulation of surgery using the described system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1979
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0155, Image Understanding Systems and Industrial Applications I, (9 January 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.956735
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David Alan Bourne, University of Pennsylvania (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0155:
Image Understanding Systems and Industrial Applications I
Ram Nevatia, Editor(s)

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