Mastering Interactive Virtual Bronchioscopy on a Low--End PC

Rainer Wegenkittl, Anna Vilanova i Bartrolí, Balint Hegedüs, Daniel Wagner, Martin C. Freund, Meister Eduard Gröller
Mastering Interactive Virtual Bronchioscopy on a Low--End PC
TR-186-2-00-13, March 2000 [paper]

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Abstract

Virtual endoscopy presents the cross-sectional acquired 3D-data of a computer tomograph as an endoluminal view. The common approach for the visualization of a virtual endoscopy is surface rendering, yielding images close to a real endoscopy. If external structures are of interest, volume rendering techniques have to be used. These methods do not display the exact shape of the inner lumen very well. For certain applications, e.g. operation planning of a trans-bronchial biopsy, both, the shape of the inner lumen as well as outer structures like blood vessels and the tumor have to be delineated. In this paper a method is described, that allows a quick and easy hybrid visualization using overlays of different visualization methods like different surfaces or volume renderings with different transfer functions in real time on a low-end PC. To achieve real time frame rates, image based rendering techniques have been used.

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@techreport{Wegenkitt-2000-MIV,
  title =      "Mastering Interactive Virtual Bronchioscopy on a Low--End PC",
  author =     "Rainer Wegenkittl and Anna Vilanova i Bartrol\'{i} and
               Balint Heged\"{u}s and Daniel Wagner and Martin C.  Freund
               and Meister Eduard Gr\"{o}ller",
  year =       "2000",
  abstract =   "Virtual endoscopy presents the cross-sectional acquired
               3D-data of a computer tomograph as an endoluminal view. The
               common approach for the visualization of a virtual endoscopy
               is surface rendering, yielding images close to a real
               endoscopy. If external structures are of interest, volume
               rendering techniques have to be used. These methods do not
               display the exact shape of the inner lumen very well. For
               certain applications, e.g. operation planning of a
               trans-bronchial biopsy, both, the shape of the inner lumen
               as well as outer structures like blood vessels and the tumor
               have to be delineated. In this paper a method is described,
               that allows a quick and easy hybrid visualization using
               overlays of different visualization methods like different
               surfaces or volume renderings with different transfer
               functions in real time on a low-end PC. To achieve real time
               frame rates, image based rendering techniques               
                have been used.",
  month =      mar,
  number =     "TR-186-2-00-13",
  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 =   "visualization system, virtual endoscopy, medical
               visualization",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2000/Wegenkitt-2000-MIV/",
}