Interactive Medical Volume Visualizations for Surgical Online Applications

  • Konrad Mühler
  • Mathias Neugebauer
  • Bernhard Preim
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6768)


For surgical planning, the exploration of 3d visualizations and 2d slice views is essential. We introduce a new technique to bring visualizations of 3d scenes of any kind and 2d image stacks generated by CT or MRI into the web. We pre-render 3d scenes from different perspectives and show these images during user interaction in a Flash based framework. Therewith we can create a 3d spatial relation. We support different zoom levels and can provide different presets for visualizations. The new technique is used to provide complex and enhanced 3d visualizations for surgical therapy planning and educational purposes as well as for evaluation of new visualization techniques.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konrad Mühler
    • 1
  • Mathias Neugebauer
    • 1
  • Bernhard Preim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Simulation and GraphicsUniversity of MagdeburgGermany

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