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Nonphotorealistic Rendering of Medical Volume Data
July/August 2003 (vol. 23 no. 4)
pp. 44-52
Feng Dong, De Montfort University
Gordon J. Clapworthy, De Montfort University
Hai Lin, De Montfort University
Meleagros A. Krokos, De Montfort University

A new technique called volumetric hatching visualizes medical data using pen-and-ink illustrations. Pen-and-ink illustrations are widely used to portray anatomy in, for example, medical textbooks. Generating such images from medical data provides an alternative form of medical visualization, offering better medical understanding. While most existing pen-and-ink illustration techniques work on surface models, the distinctive feature of this work is that the hatching is based directly on volume data. As with conventional volume rendering, data beneath the surface of the objects influences the results of volumetric hatching, and it is thus suitable for subjects not well represented by a few isosurfaces.

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Index Terms:
Medical visualization, nonphotorealistic rendering, pen-and-ink illustration, and volumetric hatching
Feng Dong, Gordon J. Clapworthy, Hai Lin, Meleagros A. Krokos, "Nonphotorealistic Rendering of Medical Volume Data," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 44-52, July-Aug. 2003, doi:10.1109/MCG.2003.1210864
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