OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Display Technology

Journal of Display Technology

| A JOINT IEEE/OSA PUBLICATION

  • Vol. 4, Iss. 4 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 431–436

Fast Hardware-Accelerated Volume Rendering of CT Scans

Ronghua Liang, Zhigeng Pan, Meleagros Krokos, Mao Chen, Jiarui Bao, and Cheng Li

Journal of Display Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 431-436 (2008)


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (1246 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations
  • Export Citation/Save Click for help

Abstract

As CT scanning is a very common medical imaging method, we propose new hardware-based algorithms using GPU (Graphical Processor Unit) programming for rapid visualization. Firstly, 3D volumes are constructed from CT scans. Then volume rendering is used to display anatomical structures via algorithms founded on improved ray casting and 2D textures. Our methods achieve interactive rendering rates and require an ordinary PC with an off-the-shelf graphics card. We expect our approach to be useful to medical practitioners for handling modern, large-scale medical datasets.

© 2008 IEEE

Citation
Ronghua Liang, Zhigeng Pan, Meleagros Krokos, Mao Chen, Jiarui Bao, and Cheng Li, "Fast Hardware-Accelerated Volume Rendering of CT Scans," J. Display Technol. 4, 431-436 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jdt/abstract.cfm?URI=jdt-4-4-431

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited