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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 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
11/637207
Publication Number
7853310 (B2)
Application Date
December 11, 2006
Publication Date
December 14, 2010
Inventor
Tiffany W Salido
Cullowhee
NC, US
Paul F Hemler
Winston-Salem
NC, US
Yaorong Ge
Winston-Salem
NC, US
David R Stelts
Rock Hill
SC, US
David K Ahn
Winston-Salem
NC, US
Gordon W Hunt
Winston-Salem
NC, US
David J Vining
Winston-Salem
NC, US
Agent
Herrell & Skillman P C
Dann Dorfman
Niels Haun
Assignee
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
NV, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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