Advertisement

Metric Volume Rendering

  • J. Smit
  • M. Bosma
  • J. Terwisscha van Scheltinga
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)

Abstract

To what extent can the exact size and form of an object be reconstructed from volume data? Why can the rendering of a 3D dataset performed with a super-resolution volume rendering algorithm be magnified beyond the dimensions of the individual voxels without introduction of artefacts and/or unsharpness? These topics are covered with clear examples and new ways to present fundamental issues related to the reconstruction of 3D objects from grey-values on a 3D grid. Application areas are 3D rendering of medical, seismic and geometrical data, as well as the rendering of surface textures.

Keywords

Reconstruction Error Graphic Hardware Single Voxel Reconstructed Object Interpolation Filter 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. [1]
    M. S. Levoy, “Display of Surfaces from Volume data”, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 8(3):29–37, May 1988.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. [2]
    R. W. Parrot, N.S. Systz, P. Amburn, and D. Robinson, “Towards Statistically Optimal Interpolation for 3-D Medical Imaging”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 12(3):49–59, September 1993.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. [3]
    A. Pommert, U. Tiede, G. Wiebecke, and K.H. Hohne, “Surface Shading in Tomographic Volume Visualization”, Proceedings of the First Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing, 1:19–26, IEEE comp society press.Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    S.P. Raya and J.K. Udupa, “Shape-Based Interpolation of Multidimensional objects”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 9(l):32–44, 1990.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. [5]
    K.J. Zuiderveld, Visualization of Multimodality Medical Volume Data using Object Oriented Methods, PhD thesis, University of Utrecht, March 1995.Google Scholar
  6. [6]
    H. Pfister, A. Kaufman and F. Wessels, “Towards a Scalable Architecture for Real-Time Volume Rendering”, Proceedings of the 10th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware, volume EG95HW, pp 123–130, 1995.Google Scholar
  7. [7]
    G. Knittel, “A Scalable Architecture for Volume Rendering”, Proceedings of the 9th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware, volume EG94HW, pp 58–69, 1994.Google Scholar
  8. [8]
    S.E. Molnar, J. Eyles, and J. Poulton, “Pixelflow: High-Speed Rendering Using Image Composition”, Computer Graphics, 26(2): 231–240, July 1992.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. [9]
    J. Lichterman, “Design of a Fast Voxel Processor for Parallel Volume Visualization”, Proceedings of the 10th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware, volume EG95HW, pp 83–92, 1995.Google Scholar
  10. [10]
    M. Bosma, and J. Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Efficient Super Resolution Volume Rendering, Masters thesis, University of Twente, August 1995.Google Scholar
  11. [11]
    M. Bosma, J. Smit, and J. Terwisscha van Scheltinga, “Super Resolution Volume Rendering Hardware”, Proceedings of the 10th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware, volume EG95HW, pp 117–122, 1995.Google Scholar
  12. [12]
    J. Terwisscha van Scheltinga, J. Smit, and M. Bosma, “Design of an On-Chip Reflectance Map”, Proceedings of the 10th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware, volume EG95HW, pp. 51–55, 1995.Google Scholar
  13. [13]
    M. Bentum, Interactive Visualization of Volume Data, PhD thesis, University of Twente, ISBN 90-9008788-5.Google Scholar
  14. [14]
    M. Bentum, B. Lichtenbelt, M. Boer, A Nijmeijer, M. Bosma and J. Smit, “Improving image quality of volume rendered three dimensional data”, Proceedings of the SPIE Medical Imaging 1996 Conference, volume 2707, February 1996.Google Scholar
  15. [15]
    A. van Gelder and J. Wilhelms, “Topological considerations in isosurface generation”, ACM Transactions on graphics, 13(4):337–375, 1994, ISSN 0730-0301.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. [16]
    J. Wilhelms and A. van Gelder, “Topological considerations in isosurface generation”, Computer Graphics, 24(5):79–86, November 1990.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Smit
    • 1
  • M. Bosma
    • 1
  • J. Terwisscha van Scheltinga
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering, EF9250University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.ICS Advanced Development Philips Medical Systems B.V.BestThe Netherlands

Personalised recommendations