Virtual reality volumetric display techniques for three-dimensional medical ultrasound

Richard J. Littlefield, Randy W. Heiland, Christian R. Macedonia

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Abstract

Ultrasound imaging offers a safe, inexpensive method for obtaining medical data. It is also desirable in that data can be acquired at real-time rates and the necessary hardware can be compact and portable. The work presented here documents our attempts at providing interactive 3-D visualization of ultrasound data. We have found two volume rendering visualization packages to be quite useful and have extended one to perform stereographic volume visualization. Using a relatively inexpensive pair of commercial stereo glasses, we believe we have found a combination of tools that offers a viable system for enhancing 3-D ultrasound visualization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)498-510
Number of pages13
JournalStudies in health technology and informatics
Volume29
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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