8 March 1996 3D volume visualization in remote radiation treatment planning
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This paper reports a novel applications of 3D visualization in an ARPA-funded remote radiation treatment planning (RTP) experiment, utilizing supercomputer 3D volumetric modeling power and NASA ACTS (Advanced Communication Technology Satellite) communication bandwidths at the Ka-band range. The objective of radiation treatment is to deliver a tumorcidal dose of radiation to a tumor volume while minimizing doses to surrounding normal tissues. High performance graphics computers are required to allow physicians to view a 3D anatomy, specify proposed radiation beams, and evaluate the dose distribution around the tumor. Supercomputing power is needed to compute and even optimize dose distribution according to pre-specified requirements. High speed communications offer possibilities for sharing scarce and expensive computing resources (e.g., hardware, software, personnel, etc.) as well as medical expertise for 3D treatment planning among hospitals. This paper provides initial technical insights into the feasibility of such resource sharing. The overall deployment of the RTP experiment, visualization procedures, and parallel volume rendering in support of remote interactive 3D volume visualization will be described.
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David Y. Yun, David Y. Yun, Hong-Mei Chen Garcia, Hong-Mei Chen Garcia, Seong Ki Mun, Seong Ki Mun, James E. Rogers, James E. Rogers, Walid Gabriel Tohme, Walid Gabriel Tohme, Wayne E. Carlson, Wayne E. Carlson, Stephen May, Stephen May, Roni Yagel, Roni Yagel, } "3D volume visualization in remote radiation treatment planning", Proc. SPIE 2656, Visual Data Exploration and Analysis III, (8 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.234678; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.234678

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