27 June 1988 Generation Of Tissue Volume Imaging From Magnetic Resonance Scans
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Volume reconstruction algorithms that provide a three-dimensional (3D) rendering of a tomographic study are now available but not directly applicable to magnetic resonance (MR) studies. The problem with images in such studies is that the gray ranges of tissues overlap. To overcome it, we have developed an interactive graphics editor (IGE) that allows its user to define subregions within the volume of MR images which comprises such a study. The editor performs a statistical analysis of the volume contained in each subregion. With this information the user can enhance individual subregions with such techniques as user-defined remapping of gray levels, the addition of color, the addition of transparency, and spatial filtering. The editor is implemented on a Pixar Image Computer which uses as a host a Sun 3/180 computer. It has been used by us to create from MR studies three-dimensional images of the brain and knee.
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Manuel Mourino, Andrew Moore, Henry Rusinek, Henryk Kowalski, "Generation Of Tissue Volume Imaging From Magnetic Resonance Scans", Proc. SPIE 0914, Medical Imaging II, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968776; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.968776

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