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1999
IEEE

Hue-Balls and Lit-Tensors for Direct Volume Rendering of Diffusion Tensor Fields

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Hue-Balls and Lit-Tensors for Direct Volume Rendering of Diffusion Tensor Fields
With the development of magnetic resonance imaging techniques for acquiring diffusion tensor data from biological tissue, visualization of tensor data has become a new research focus. The diffusion tensor describes the directional dependence of water molecules' diffusion and can be represented by a three-by-three symmetric matrix. Visualization of second-order tensor fields is difficult because the data values have many degrees of freedom. Existing visualization techniques are best at portraying the tensor's properties over a two-dimensional field, or over a small subset of locations within a three-dimensional field. A means of visualizing the global structure in measured diffusion tensor data is needed. We propose the use of direct volume rendering, with novel approaches for the tensors' coloring, lighting, and opacity assignment. Hueballs use a two-dimensional colormap on the unit sphere to illustrate the tensor's action as a linear operator. Lit-tensors provide ...
Gordon L. Kindlmann, David M. Weinstein
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Type Conference
Year 1999
Where VISUALIZATION
Authors Gordon L. Kindlmann, David M. Weinstein
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