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GPU accelerating technique for rendering implicitly represented vasculatures

Hong, Qingqi; Wang, Beizhan; Li, Qingde; Li, Yan; Wu, Qingqiang


Qingqi Hong

Beizhan Wang

Yan Li

Qingqiang Wu


With the flooding datasets of medical Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), implicit modeling techniques are increasingly applied to reconstruct the human organs, especially the vasculature. However, displaying implicitly represented geometric objects arises heavy computational burden. In this study, a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) accelerating technique was developed for high performance rendering of implicitly represented objects, especially the vasculatures. The experimental results suggested that the rendering performance was greatly enhanced via exploiting the advantages of modern GPUs. © 2014 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering
Print ISSN 0959-2989
Publisher IOS Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 1
Pages 1351-1357
APA6 Citation Hong, Q., Wang, B., Li, Q., Li, Y., & Wu, Q. (2014). GPU accelerating technique for rendering implicitly represented vasculatures. Bio-medical materials and engineering, 24(1), 1351-1357. doi:10.3233/BME-130938
Keywords GPU accelerating techniques; Implicit surfaces; Rendering; Vascular structures
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