Anatomy education provides medical students with an in-depth understanding of the anatomical structures, which often cannot be acquired with traditional means, due to a lack of resources. Computer support and advanced visualization techniques for medical volume data have the potential to enhance the education in medical disciplines. In order to achieve a high degree of realism, it is important to be able to provide a realistic visualization of a certain anatomical structure, similar to that of real tissues. Style transfer is the process of creating an image that simultaneously matches the content of an image and the style of another image. The goal is to preserve the arrangement of the content image and to represent it using the colors and the local structures from the style image.
This project aims to research the possibility of using interactive visualizations of 3D medical data for anatomy education, by simulating the physical models with the photorealistic rendering and the illustrations from books with style transferring. The ability of switching between realistic visualization and illustrations while exploring the anatomical structures could help medical students to better understand them.