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A system, method, and article of manufacture for imaging tubular structures of the human body, such as the digestive tract of a living person, with a medical imaging device such as a computed tomography (CT) scanner and a computer workstation. The CT scanner is used to generate cross-sectional axial images of a human colon which are then transferred to the computer workstation. A colon midline is defined which follows the colon lumen. The computer workstation supports colon midline definition by generating and displaying reformatted cross-sectional images, volume rendered scouts, and interluminal views. Semi-automatic midline defining tools are also included. After the midline is defined, a montage of images is displayed for diagnostic purposes. The images include axial sections, transluminal cross section, and intraluminal volume rendered images.

Title
System for two dimensional and three dimensional imaging of tubular structures in the human body
Application Number
8/787286
Publication Number
5891030
Application Date
January 24, 1997
Publication Date
April 6, 1999
Inventor
Judd Evon Reed
Rochester
MN, US
Amy Kiyo Hara
Rochester
MN, US
Charles Daniel Johnson
Rochester
MN, US
Agent
Faegre & Benson
Assignee
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
MN, US
IPC
A61B 05/00
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