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Virtual angioscopy based on implicit vasculatures

Hong, Qingqi; Li, Qingde; Tian, Jie


Qingqi Hong

Jie Tian


Virtual endoscopy is among the most active areas in medical data visualization, which focuses on the simulated visualizations of specific hollow organs for the purposes of training and diagnosis. In this paper, we present a virtual angioscopy technique based on vasculature geometry reconstructed using skeleton-based implicit splines (SIS). The highly accurate implicit representation of the vasculature not only makes it possible to achieve high visual quality of perspective view inside the vessel structures, but also makes the implementation of an interactive virtual angioscopy a much easier task, as the issue of collision detection of virtual camera with vascular objects can be easily solved when the vasculature is represented in implicit form. Some experiments have been carried out to demonstrate the strengths of our technique.


Hong, Q., Li, Q., & Tian, J. (2011). Virtual angioscopy based on implicit vasculatures. Lecture notes in computer science, 6785 LNCS(PART 4), 592-603.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 31, 2011
Publication Date Dec 31, 2011
Journal Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Print ISSN 0302-9743
Electronic ISSN 1611-3349
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6785 LNCS
Issue PART 4
Pages 592-603
Keywords Virtual endoscopy; Virtual angioscopy; Implicit modeling; Interactive navigation
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