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Volumetric Rendering
March/April 1990 (vol. 10 no. 2)
pp. 24-32

The methods and algorithms used for volumetric rendering of medical computed tomography data are described in detail. Volumetric rendering allows for the use of a mixture paradigm for representation of the volume to be rendered and uses mathematical techniques to reduce or eliminate aliasing. A step-by-step description of the process used to generate two types of images (unshaded and shaded surfaces) is included. The technique generates three-dimensional images of computed tomography data with unprecedented image quality. Images generated with this technique are in routine clinical use.

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Citation:
Derek R. Ney, Elliot K. Fishman, Donna Magid, Robert A. Drebin, "Volumetric Rendering," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 24-32, March-April 1990, doi:10.1109/38.50670
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