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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 of 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
331352
Publication Number
6083162
Application Date
April 28, 1997
Publication Date
July 4, 2000
Inventor
David J Vining
Winston-Salem
NC, US
Agent
Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman P C
Assignee
Wake Forest University
NC, US
IPC
A61B 5/05
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