Fused visualization with non-uniform transparent surface for volumetric data using stochastic point-based rendering

Kyoko Hasegawa, Yuta Fujimoto, Rui Xu, Tomoko Tateyama, Yen Wei Chen, Satoshi Tanaka

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Abstract

In medical, scientific, and other fields, transparent surface visualization is useful for investigating inner three-dimensional (3D) structures. Such visualization typically involves the use of polygon graphics in which the polygons must be sorted along the line of sight. However, sorting involves considerable computation time for large-scale data. Furthermore, the order of polygons in the sorting can often become indefinite, especially for intersecting surfaces. Therefore, particle-based volume rendering that does not require sorting is proposed as a transparent-rendering method. The proposed method obtains slice images with non-uniform opacity using color and opacity maps similar to volume rendering. The method initially generates the particles, a process it performs only once. It additionally employs particle shuffling, which requires considerably less computation time than particle sorting. To demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed method, we rendered 3D-fused images, including slice–slice and volume–slice images, for medical volumetric data. The results show that the performance of the proposed method is satisfactory in cases in which the area of the particle is greater than that of the cell.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2016
EditorsLakhmi C. Jain, Robert J. Howlett, Lakhmi C. Jain, Yen-Wei Chen, Satoshi Tanaka, Lakhmi C. Jain
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages237-246
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319396866
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event4th KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare, InMed 2016 - Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 15-06-201617-06-2016

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume60
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Conference

Conference4th KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare, InMed 2016
Country/TerritorySpain
CityTenerife
Period15-06-1617-06-16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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