Post-Rendering Enhancements of Volumes

Marius Gavrilescu, Vasile Manta, Werner Purgathofer
Post-Rendering Enhancements of Volumes
Buletinul Institutului Politehnic din Iaşi:page 43-54, 2009.

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  • Publication Type: Journal Paper (without talk)
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  • Date: 2009
  • ISSN: 1220 - 2169
  • Journal: Buletinul Institutului Politehnic din Iaşi
  • Pages (from): page 43
  • Pages (to): 54
  • Keywords: feature enhancement, Ray-Casting, image filtering, volume visualization, post-rendering

Abstract

The paper presents an approach to visually enhance representations of volume data as a means to improve volume visualization. Direct volume rendering is employed to represent several volume data sets, using the popular Ray Casting algorithm. The result is rendered to a texture via an off-screen framebuffer, which then goes through a post-rendering processing stage. This stage involves the application of image enhancement techniques such as the use of spatial filters, to produce clearer, sharper, and less noisy images of the rendered volume. Depending on the specifics of the volumetric data set, post-rendering enhancement may bring forth more relevant visual information or otherwise improve the overall quality of the resulting images.

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@article{gavrilescu-2009-postrend,
  title =      "Post-Rendering Enhancements of Volumes",
  author =     "Marius Gavrilescu and Vasile Manta and Werner Purgathofer",
  year =       "2009",
  abstract =   "The paper presents an approach to visually enhance
               representations of volume data as a means to improve volume
               visualization. Direct volume rendering is employed to
               represent several volume data sets, using the popular Ray
               Casting algorithm. The result is rendered to a texture via
               an off-screen framebuffer, which then goes through a
               post-rendering processing stage. This stage involves the
               application of image enhancement techniques such as the use
               of spatial filters, to produce clearer, sharper, and less
               noisy images of the rendered volume. Depending on the
               specifics of the volumetric data set, post-rendering
               enhancement may bring forth more relevant visual information
               or otherwise improve the overall quality of the resulting
               images.",
  issn =       "1220 - 2169",
  journal =    "Buletinul Institutului Politehnic din Iaşi",
  pages =      "page 43--54",
  keywords =   "feature enhancement, Ray-Casting, image filtering, volume
               visualization, post-rendering",
  URL =        "/research/publications/2009/gavrilescu-2009-postrend/",
}