Heterogeneous morphing of multimodal medical information

  • Vojtech Jankovič
  • Eugen Ružický
  • Eduard Gröller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 970)


The paper presents a general non-rigid body representation for physically-based modeling of dynamic behaviour of heterogeneous objects and its application in a development of a new heterogeneous morphing technique to solve distortion correction problems arising in the medical data processing. The proposed representation provides a simply applicable tool for modeling of real medical objects allowing fast and reliable calculation of geometric deformations and simulation of dynamic behaviour in a heterogeneous environment when only a few initial landmark displacements are known.

The proposed method is applied in a distortion correction process of CT medical data sets, especially in an automatic processing of heterogeneous CT scans of human brain.


Physically-based modeling Medical visualization Morphing Particle system dynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vojtech Jankovič
    • 1
  • Eugen Ružický
    • 1
  • Eduard Gröller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Graphics and Image Processing Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Department of Visualization and Animation Institute of Computer GraphicsTechnical UniversityViennaAustria

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