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MediVol: An initial study into real-time interactive 3D visualisation of soft tissue pathologies

Aspin, R, Smith, M, Hutchinson, C and Funk, L 2008, MediVol: An initial study into real-time interactive 3D visualisation of soft tissue pathologies , in: 12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications, 27th - 29th October 2008, Vancouver, BC.

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    Abstract

    None-invasive scanning technologies, such as MRI, have greatly enhanced our ability to ‘image’ the internal body, however the resultant visualisation is often difficult to comprehend due to both inadequacies in the scanning process and sub-optimal approaches to visualisation and data representation. These factors impose significant cognitive load on the user, requiring skill and experience to accurately comprehend the detail of the data, and intense concentration, in less experienced users, to understand the structures present. This research aims to improve the users’ ability to comprehend and explore the scanned data sets, through a combination of enhanced data processing and effective 3D visualisation that will seek refined representational paradigms to intuitively convey meaning to the user. This is achieved in a real-time 3D exploration environment, utilising recent developments in graphics hardware, which enables the user to both refine the visual representation and effectively explore the data set, thereby defining a prototype for enhanced medical visualisation and exploration. Ultimately this will improve diagnosis, procedural planning and most importantly communication, both between medical clinicians and the patient themselves.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Volumetric Visualisation, Medical Imaging
    Themes: Health and Wellbeing
    Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Virtual Environments & Future Media Research Centre
    Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: Mr Rob Aspin
    Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2011 11:13
    Last Modified: 27 May 2014 08:11
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18623

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