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The display of iso-surfaces in medical data sets is an important visualization technique used by radiologists for the diagnosis of volumetric density data sets. The demands put by radiologists on such a display technique are interactivity, multiple stacked transparent surfaces and cutting planes that allow an interactive clipping of the surfaces. This paper presents a Java based, platform independent implementation of a very fast surface rendering algorithm which combines the advantages of explicit surface representation, splatting, and shear-warp projection to fulfill all these requirements. The algorithm is implemented within the context of J-Vision, an application for viewing and diagnosing medical images which is currently in use at various hospitals.

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@techreport{Mroz-2000-MasX,
  title =      "Mastering Interactive Surface Rendering for Java-Based
               Diagnostic Applications",
  author =     "Lukas Mroz and Rainer Wegenkittl and Meister Eduard
               Gr\"{o}ller",
  year =       "2000",
  abstract =   "The display of iso-surfaces in medical data sets is an
               important visualization technique used by radiologists for
               the diagnosis of volumetric density data sets.  The demands
               put by  radiologists on such a display technique are
               interactivity, multiple stacked transparent surfaces and
               cutting planes that allow an interactive clipping of the
               surfaces. This paper presents a Java based, platform
               independent implementation of a very fast surface rendering
               algorithm which combines the advantages of explicit surface
               representation, splatting, and shear-warp projection to
               fulfill all these requirements. The algorithm is implemented
               within the context of J-Vision, an application for viewing
               and diagnosing medical images which is currently in use at
               various hospitals. ",
  month =      apr,
  number =     "TR-186-2-00-10",
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/E193-02, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  institution = "Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna
               University of Technology ",
  note =       "human contact: technical-report@cg.tuwien.ac.at",
  keywords =   "medical applications, surface rendering, volume
               visualization",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2000/Mroz-2000-MasX/",
}