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A computer system and a computer-implemented method are provided for interactively displaying a three-dimensional rendering of a structure having a lumen and for indicating regions of abnormal wall structure. A three-dimensional volume of data is formed from a series of two-dimensional images representing at least one physical property associated with the three-dimensional structure. An isosurface of a selected region of interest is created by a computer from the volume of data based on a selected value or values of a physical property representing the selected region of interest. A wireframe model of the isosurface is generated by the computer wherein the wireframe model includes a plurality of vertices. The vertices of the wireframe model are then grouped into populations of contiguous vertices having a characteristic indicating abnormal wall structure by the computer. The wireframe model is then rendered by the computer in an interactive three-dimensional display to indicate the populations of abnormal wall structure.

Title
Automatic analysis in virtual endoscopy
Application Number
331352
Publication Number
5920319
Application Date
February 25, 1997
Publication Date
July 6, 1999
Inventor
Tiffany W Salido
Winston-Salem
NC, US
Paul F Hemler
Winston-Salem
NC, US
Yaorong Ge
Winston-Salem
NC, US
David R Stelts
Silver Creek
GA, US
David K Ahn
Greensboro
NC, US
Gordon W Hunt
Winston-Salem
NC, US
David J Vining
Winston-Salem
NC, US
Agent
Donald R Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman P C Piper Jr
Assignee
Wake Forest University
NC, US
IPC
G06T 17/00
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