9 May 1997 Virtual endoscopy: quicker and easier disease evaluation
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The advent of spiral computed tomography (CT) has created the potential to image continuous anatomical volumes during a single breath-hold. The ability to reconstruct overlapping spiral CT images has improved through-plane resolution and contributed to improved diagnostic accuracy. When spiral CT is used to image organ systems such as the colon or airways, it is common to generate up to 500 CT images. We have developed a virtual endoscopy (VE) software system that couples computer-assisted diagnosis capabilities with volume visualization techniques to aid in the analysis of these large datasets. Despite its potential to assist in disease diagnosis, VE faces several important technical and nontechnical challenges that must be addressed before it becomes a clinical reality.
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David J. Vining, David J. Vining, Paul F. Hemler, Paul F. Hemler, David R. Stelts, David R. Stelts, David K. Ahn, David K. Ahn, Yaorong Ge, Yaorong Ge, Gordon W. Hunt, Gordon W. Hunt, Christopher Siege, Christopher Siege, Danny McCorquodale, Danny McCorquodale, David M. Honea, David M. Honea, } "Virtual endoscopy: quicker and easier disease evaluation", Proc. SPIE 3033, Medical Imaging 1997: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, (9 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274067; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.274067

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