3 April 1997 Visualizing vascular structures
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We have developed a set of tools to build 3D images of vascular structures from contiguous slices. Slices were obtained from plastic-filled vascular casts. Major vascular branches on each slice were revealed and observed under the optical microscope. A series of video images of the branches on contiguous slices were then digitized. Each image was processed to isolate the vessels of interest. A user interface was built to select diameters, depths, and branching angles. A 3D image can then be viewed from any angle.
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Deborah Sturm, Deborah Sturm, Lisa Xu, Lisa Xu, Michael E. Kress, Michael E. Kress, } "Visualizing vascular structures", Proc. SPIE 3028, Real-Time Imaging II, (3 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270347; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.270347


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