Anatomical Volume Visualization with Weighted Distance Fields.

  • Kerwin T
  • Hittle B
  • Shen H
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We describe the use of the weighted distance transform (WDT) to enhance applications designed for volume visualization of segmented anatomical datasets. The WDT is presented as a general technique to generate a derived characteristic of a scalar field that can be used in multiple ways during rendering. We obtain real-time interaction with the volume by calculating the WDT on the graphics card. Several examples of this technique as it applies to an application for teaching anatomical structures are detailed, including rendering embedded structures, fuzzy boundaries, outlining, and indirect lighting estimation.

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  • Thomas Kerwin

  • Brad Hittle

  • Han-Wei Shen

  • Don Stredney

  • Gregory Wiet

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