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Issue No.04 - July/August (1992 vol.12)
pp: 63-71
ABSTRACT
<p>A combination of segmentation tools and fast volume renderers that provides an interactive exploration environment for volume visualization is discussed. The tools and renderers include mechanisms that distribute volume data across multiple processors, as well as image compositing techniques and solutions to representation problems in the selection and display of subregions within bounding volumes. A volume visualization technique using the interactive control of images rendered directly from volume data coupled with a user-controlled semantic classification tool is described. The variations of parallel volume rendering being explored on the Pixel-Planes 5 system and the region-of-interest selection methods and the interactive tools used by the system are presented. The flexibility and power of combining volume rendering with region-of-interest selection techniques are demonstrated using examples of medical imaging applications.</p>
CITATION
Ulrich Neumann, Henry Fuchs, Stephen M. Pizer, Tim Cullip, John Rhoades, Ross Whitaker, "Direct Visualization of Volume Data", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.12, no. 4, pp. 63-71, July/August 1992, doi:10.1109/38.144828
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