Automatic visualization control method of volume rendering for lung nodule and surrounding structure in CAD viewer

Hitoshi Yamagata, Sumiaki Matsumoto, Yoshiharu Ohno, Kazuro Sngimura

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Abstract

We propose an automatic visualization method for volume rendering of lung nodules in CT images This method determines the opacity curve of volume rendering for an individual nodule based on the histogram of Hounsfield Unit values in the nodule and its surrounding structure. By producing volume rendering images tailored to the three dimensional evaluation of nodules without time-consuming operations, it facilitates the appreciation by radiologists of the shape characteristics of nodules as well as the relationship between nodules and their surrounding structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
Volume1
Issue numberSUPPL. 7
Publication statusPublished - 06-2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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