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25 April 1997 Automatic clutter-free volume rendering for MR angiography using fuzzy connectedness
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In MR and CT angiography, clutter due to artifacts or nearby high-intensity structures, such as other uninteresting vessels and bone (in CT), prevents clear visualization of the vessel under investigation. In this paper, we offer an alternative to the manual editing that is commonly used to remove clutter. The method is automatic and requires the user to point at structures on a 3D MIP display. The method utilizes recently developed fuzzy connected object delineation algorithms to extract the vessels of interest. Since the resulting definition is nonbinary, it can be displayed via MIP or more sophisticated volume rendering.
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Jayaram K. Udupa, Dewey Odhner, Jie Tian, George Holland, and Leon Axel "Automatic clutter-free volume rendering for MR angiography using fuzzy connectedness", Proc. SPIE 3034, Medical Imaging 1997: Image Processing, (25 April 1997);

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