3D Imaging in Medicine

Algorithms, Systems, Applications

  • Karl Heinz Höhne
  • Henry Fuchs
  • Stephen M. Pizer
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 60)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Image Acquisition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wilfried K. Loeffler
      Pages 3-19
    3. F. Hottier, A. Collet Billon
      Pages 21-41
  3. Object Definition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. A. C. F. Colchester
      Pages 45-62
    3. Stephen M. Pizer, Timothy J. Cullip, Robin E. Fredericksen
      Pages 83-105
    4. N. Ayache, J. D. Boissonnat, L. Cohen, B. Geiger, J. Levy-Vehel, O. Monga et al.
      Pages 107-120
    5. Michael B. Merickel, Theodore Jackson, Charles Carman, James R. Brookeman, Carlos R. Ayers
      Pages 133-146
    6. Didier Saint-Félix, Yves Trousset, Catherine Picard, Anne Rougée
      Pages 147-158
  4. Visualization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Jean-Louis Coatrieux, Christian Barillot
      Pages 175-195
    3. Karl Heinz Höhne, Michael Bomans, Andreas Pommert, Martin Riemer, Ulf Tiede, Gunnar Wiebecke
      Pages 197-215
    4. Arie Kaufman, Roni Yagel, Daniel Cohen
      Pages 217-227
    5. David J. Hawkes, Derek L. G. Hill, Eldon D. Lehmann, Glynn P. Robinson, Michael N. Maisey, Alan C. F. Colchester
      Pages 241-251
    6. H. P. Meinzer, U. Engelmann, D. Scheppelmann, R. Schäfer
      Pages 253-261
    7. Riccardo Pini, Elisabetta Monnini, Leonardo Masotti, Kevin L. Novins, Donald P. Greenberg, Barbara Greppi et al.
      Pages 263-274
  5. Object Manipulation and Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. H. Harlyn Baker
      Pages 277-288
    3. Stéphane Lavallée, Philippe Cinquin
      Pages 301-312
  6. Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Farzad E. Yazdy, Jon Tyrrell, Mark Riley, Norman Winterbottom
      Pages 363-375
  7. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Xiaoping Hu, Kim K. Tan, David N. Levin, Charles A. Pelizzari, George T. Y. Chen
      Pages 379-397
    3. Ludwig Adams, Joachim M. Gilsbach, Werner Krybus, Dietrich Meyer-Ebrecht, Ralph Mösges, Georg Schlöndorff
      Pages 411-423
    4. Elliot K. Fishman, Derek R. Ney, Donna Magid
      Pages 425-440
    5. Ron Kikinis, Ferenc A. Jolesz, Guido Gerig, Tamas Sandor, Harvey E. Cline, William E. Lorensen et al.
      Pages 441-454
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 455-463

About these proceedings


The visualization of human anatomy for diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational pur­ poses has long been a challenge for scientists and artists. In vivo medical imaging could not be introduced until the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad ROntgen in 1895. With the early medical imaging techniques which are still in use today, the three-dimensional reality of the human body can only be visualized in two-dimensional projections or cross-sections. Recently, biomedical engineering and computer science have begun to offer the potential of producing natural three-dimensional views of the human anatomy of living subjects. For a broad application of such technology, many scientific and engineering problems still have to be solved. In order to stimulate progress, the NATO Advanced Research Workshop in Travemiinde, West Germany, from June 25 to 29 was organized. It brought together approximately 50 experts in 3D-medical imaging from allover the world. Among the list of topics image acquisition was addressed first, since its quality decisively influences the quality of the 3D-images. For 3D-image generation - in distinction to 2D­ imaging - a decision has to be made as to which objects contained in the data set are to be visualized. Therefore special emphasis was laid on methods of object definition. For the final visualization of the segmented objects a large variety of visualization algorithms have been proposed in the past. The meeting assessed these techniques.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karl Heinz Höhne
    • 1
  • Henry Fuchs
    • 2
  • Stephen M. Pizer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science in MedicineUniversity Hospital Hamburg-EppendorfHamburg 20Germany
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84213-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84211-5
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