Visualization Symposium, IEEE Pacific (2009)
Apr. 20, 2009 to Apr. 23, 2009
Daniel Patel , Christian Michelsen Research, Bergen, Norway
Martin Haidacher , Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jean-Paul Balabanian , Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway
Eduard M. Groller , Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
We define a transfer function based on the first and second statistical moments. We consider the evolution of the mean and variance with respect to a growing neighborhood around a voxel. This evolution defines a curve in 3D for which we identify important trends and project it back to 2D. The resulting 2D projection can be brushed for easy and robust classification of materials and material borders. The transfer function is applied to both CT and MR data.
E. M. Groller, M. Haidacher, D. Patel and J. Balabanian, "Moment curves," 2009 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium(PACIFICVIS), Beijing, 2009, pp. 201-208.