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A method and system are provided for effecting interactive, three-dimensional renderings of selected body organs for purposes of medical observation and diagnosis. A series of CT images of the selected body organs are acquired. The series of CT images is stacked to form a three-dimensional volume file. To facilitate interactive three-dimensional rendering, the three-dimensional volume file may be subjected to an optional dataset reduction procedure to reduce pixel resolution and/or to divide the three-dimensional volume file into selected subvolumes. From a selected volume or subvolume, the image of a selected body organ is segmented or isolated. A wireframe model of the segmented organ image is then generated to enable interactive, three-dimensional rendering of the selected organ.

Title
Method and system for producing interactive, three-dimensional renderings of selected body organs having hollow lumens to enable simulated movement through the lumen
Application Number
8/331352
Publication Number
5782762
Application Date
October 27, 1994
Publication Date
July 21, 1998
Inventor
David J Vining
Winston-Salem
NC, US
Agent
Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C
Assignee
Wake Forest University
NC, US
IPC
A61B 5/05
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