5 May 1986 Curved-Surface Digital Image Reformations In Computed Tomography
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Proceedings Volume 0593, Medical Image Processing; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952152
Event: 1985 International Technical Symposium/Europe, 1985, Cannes, France
Flexible image presentations of anatomic structures are now routine practice for CT diagnosis. Saggital, coronal, para-axial, and oblique views reformatted from regularly spaced CT images are now a standard software package for all CT manufacturers. These images are unrestricted by the orientation of data acquisition where only flat planes of anatomy are scanned. As this viewing flexibility improves, image orientations are suggested that are further liberated from orthogonal image storage architectures of past work. Image orientation for those views mentioned above are all planar. This paper illustrates a digital image that is three-dimensional in its description but flat in its presentation - an image that follows the structural shape of anatomy. More simply, we present a generalized "curved-surface" image and demonstrate its clinical utility in examinations of the mandible, lumbar and cervical spine. We show by examples given here, how clinical diagnosis is aided and three-dimensional structure is more easily understood when researchers, clinicians and surgeons visualize anatomy presentations that follow anatomic curvature.
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Michael L. Rhodes, Michael L. Rhodes, Yu-Ming Azzawi, Yu-Ming Azzawi, Eva S. Tivattanasuk, Eva S. Tivattanasuk, Alex T. Pang, Alex T. Pang, Karen Ly, Karen Ly, Hema Panicker, Hema Panicker, Richard Amador, Richard Amador, } "Curved-Surface Digital Image Reformations In Computed Tomography", Proc. SPIE 0593, Medical Image Processing, (5 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952152; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952152

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