Three-dimensional display of hepatic venous anatomy generated from spiral computed tomography data: Preliminary results

Derek R. Ney, Elliot K. Fishman, John E. Niederhuber

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A new method is presented for generating three-dimensional images of the hepatic venous anatomy from helical computed tomography (CT) scans using volumetric rendering. The helical CT scans were obtained using peripheral injection of intravenous contrast via a power injector. Five patients with suspected liver tumors were studied from which one sample case was selected for illustration. Surgical planning of hepatic resection from three-dimensional images will soon become a practical part of patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-245
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 1992



  • image processing
  • liver
  • three-dimensional imaging
  • vascular anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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