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Volume Illustration of Muscle from Diffusion Tensor Images

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Volume Illustration of Muscle from Diffusion Tensor Images
Medical illustration has demonstrated its effectiveness to depict salient anatomical features while hiding the irrelevant details. Current solutions are ineffective for visualizing fibrous structures such as muscle, because typical datasets (CT or MRI) do not contain directional details. In this paper, we introduce a new muscle illustration approach that leverages diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) data and example-based texture synthesis techniques. Beginning with a volumetric diffusion tensor image, we reformulate it into a scalar field and an auxiliary guidance vector field to represent the structure and orientation of a muscle bundle. A muscle mask derived from the input diffusion tensor image is used to classify the muscle structure. The guidance vector field is further refined to remove noise and clarify structure. To simulate the internal appearance of the muscle, we propose a new two-dimensional examplebased solid texture synthesis algorithm that builds a solid texture constrained ...
Wei Chen, Zhicheng Yan, Song Zhang, John Allen
Added 06 Nov 2009
Updated 08 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where VIS
Authors Wei Chen, Zhicheng Yan, Song Zhang, John Allen Crow, David S. Ebert, Ronald M. McLaughlin, Katie B. Mullins, Robert Cooper, ZiĀ’ang Ding, Jun Liao
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