Visualization of liver in 3-D

Chin Tu Chen*, Jin Shin Chou, Maryellen L. Giger, Charles E. Kahn, Kyongtae Bae, Wei Chung Lin

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Visualization of the liver in three dimensions (3-D) can improve the accuracy of volumetric estimation and also aid in surgical planning. We have developed a method for 3-D visualization of the liver using x-ray computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) images. This method includes four major components: (1) segmentation algorithms for extracting liver data from tomographic images; (2) interpolation techniques for both shape and intensity; (3) schemes for volume rendering and display, and (4) routines for electronic surgery and image analysis. This method has been applied to cases from a living-donor liver transplant project and appears to be useful for surgical planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventMedical Imaging V: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 24 1991Feb 26 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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