An interactive 3d medical visualization system based on a light field display

Marco Agus, Fabio Bettio, Andrea Giachetti, Enrico Gobbetti, José A. Iglesias Guitián, Fabio Marton, Giovanni Pintore
Visual Computer, Volume 25, Number 9, page 883--893 - 2009
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We present a prototype medical data visualization system exploiting a light field display and custom direct volume rendering techniques to enhance understanding of massive volumetric data, such as CT, MRI, and PET scans. The system can be integrated with standard medical image archives and extends the capabilities of current radiology workstations by supporting real-time rendering of volumes of potentially unlimited size on light field displays generating dynamic observer-independent light fields. The system allows multiple untracked naked-eye users in a sufficiently large interaction area to coherently perceive rendered volumes as real objects, with stereo and motion parallax cues. In this way, an effective collaborative analysis of volumetric data can be achieved. Evaluation tests demonstrate the usefulness of the generated depth cues and the improved performance in understanding complex spatial structures with respect to standard techniques.

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  author       = {Agus, M. and Bettio, F. and Giachetti, A. and Gobbetti, E. and Iglesias Guitián, J. and Marton, F. and Pintore, G.},
  title        = {An interactive 3d medical visualization system based on a light field display},
  journal      = {Visual Computer},
  number       = {9},
  volume       = {25},
  pages        = {883--893},
  year         = {2009},
  note         = {3DANATOMICALHUMAN},
  keywords     = {volume rendering, light field display},
  url          = {},

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