Acquisition, Analysis and Use of Clinical Transplant Data


  • Rainer Janßen
  • Gerhard Opelz
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-iv
  2. G. Opelz, R. Janßen
    Pages 1-2
  3. P. Roebruck
    Pages 3-15
  4. M. R. Mickey, P. I. Terasaki
    Pages 16-50
  5. E. Keppel
    Pages 114-135
  6. Richard Reuter, Rainer Janβen
    Pages 144-153
  7. Jean Sequeira, Pierre Conort
    Pages 154-162
  8. Rainer Janβen, Richard Reuter
    Pages 163-178
  9. Hans-Georg Müller, Thomas Müller, Christian Lohrengel, Harald Lange
    Pages 179-207
  10. Herman P. Friedman
    Pages 208-211
  11. John A. Hansen, Patrick G. Beatty, Paul J. Martin, E. Donnall Thomas
    Pages 212-225

About these proceedings


Computer applications in medical care have been greatly increasing during the last ten years. Combined with other electronic devices, computers can produce images which represent human organ sections. Such a way to get informations on patient organs widely improves di­ agnosis and surgery efficiency. But we can go through a new step by generating three­ dimensional models of these organs and by displaying them. Most of research in this area focuses on the visualization process. But, in order to efficiently exploit the data collected and processed by the computer, we need to create a high-level three-dimensional model of the organ to be displayed. An interactive approach to get such a model is described in this paper as the way to use it for the study of kidney anatomy. I. 20 and 30 data visualization in medical care Classical X-ray radiographs give us a projection of human body inner parts, with an enhancement of high-density elements. But they cannot give us a complete view of organs, such as in cross-sections. Recent imaging techniques solve this problem, usually by computing those sections from a set of projections along different directions. Physicians can then get a full examination of organs by using such equipments as X-ray scanners or those producing Mag­ netic Resonance, ultrasonic or radionuclide images. The information collected on the organ (density, acoustic property, etc.


anatomy kidney surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Rainer Janßen
    • 1
  • Gerhard Opelz
    • 2
  1. 1.Wiss. Zentrum HeidelbergIBM Deutschland GmbHHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Institut für ImmunologieUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-18511-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-51003-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7788
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