07747055 is referenced by 84 patents and cites 134 patents.

A system, and computer implemented method are provided for interactively displaying three-dimensional structures. Three-dimensional volume data (34) is formed from a series of two-dimensional images (33) representing at least one physical property associated with the three-dimensional structure, such as a body organ having a lumen. A wire frame model of a selected region of interest is generated (38b). The wireframe model is then deformed or reshaped to more accurately represent the region of interest (40b). Vertices of the wire frame model may be grouped into regions having a characteristic indicating abnormal structure, such as a lesion. Finally, the deformed wire frame model may be rendered in an interactive three-dimensional display.

Title
Virtual endoscopy with improved image segmentation and lesion detection
Application Number
9/856683
Publication Number
7747055 (B1)
Application Date
November 24, 1999
Publication Date
June 29, 2010
Inventor
Tiffany W Salido
Cullowhee
NC, US
Paul F Hemler
Winston-Salem
NC, US
Yaorong Ge
Winston-Salem
NC, US
David R Stelts
Rockhill
SC, US
David K Ahn
Winston-Salem
NC, US
Gordon W Hunt
Winston-Salem
NC, US
David J Vining
Winston-Salem
NC, US
Agent
Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman P C
Niels Haun
Assignee
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
NC, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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