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A virtual internal cavity inspection system non-invasively provides images of cavities of a subject from a viewpoint within the cavity. An acquisition unit acquires imaging information about internal structures of a subject. This imaging information is segmented into separate structures, and a 3D surface model is constructed. An operator views an image of the 3D model to select a goal viewpoint and a start viewpoint. A viewpoint path is created linking the start viewpoint and the goal viewpoint. Images are created with a viewpoints along the viewpoint path. A variety of additional visualization techniques aid the viewer's localization of the current image viewpoint, and its relation to the subject.

Title
Virtual internal cavity inspection system
Application Number
8/344445
Publication Number
5611025
Application Date
November 23, 1994
Publication Date
March 11, 1997
Inventor
Ron Kikinis
Brookline
MA, US
Ferenc A Jolesz
Brookline
MA, US
William E Lorensen
Ballston Lake
NY, US
Agent
Marvin Snyder
Lawrence P Zale
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
A61B 8/13
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