Volume-Surface Fused Visualization Applied to Medical Data Based on Particle-Based Rendering

  • Kyoko Hasegawa
  • Susumu Nakata
  • Satoshi Tanaka
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings in Information and Communications Technology book series (PICT, volume 4)


This paper proposes a method to create 3D fusion images, such as volume–volume, volume–surface, and surface–surface fusion. Our method is based on the particle-based rendering, which uses tiny particles as rendering primitives. The method can create natural and comprehensible 3D fusion images simply by merging particles prepared for each element to be fused. Moreover, the method does not require particle sorting along the line of sight to realize right depth feel.


Contour Line Dose Distribution Polygonized Surface Particle Sorting Surface Fusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyoko Hasegawa
    • 1
  • Susumu Nakata
    • 2
  • Satoshi Tanaka
    • 2
  1. 1.Kinugasa Research OrganizationRitsumeikan UniversityKusatsuJapan
  2. 2.College of Information Science and EngineeringRitsumeikan UniversityKusatsuJapan

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