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Title: Interactive 3-dimensional segmentation of MRI data in personal computer environment
Authors: Seung Schik Yoo
Chang Uk Lee
Byung Gil Choi
Pairash Saiviroonporn
The Catholic University of Korea
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Mahidol University
Keywords: Neuroscience
Issue Date: 15-Nov-2001
Citation: Journal of Neuroscience Methods. Vol.112, No.1 (2001), 75-82
Abstract: We describe a method of interactive three-dimensional segmentation and visualization for anatomical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data in a personal computer environment. The visual feedback necessary during 3-D segmentation was provided by a ray casting algorithm, which was designed to allow users to interactively decide the visualization quality depending on the task-requirement. Structures such as gray matter, white matter, and facial skin from T1-weighted high-resolution MRI data were segmented and later visualized with surface rendering. Personal computers with central processing unit (CPU) speeds of 266, 400, and 700 MHz, were used for the implementation. The 3-D visualization upon each execution of the segmentation operation was achieved in the order of 2 s with a 700 MHz CPU. Our results suggest that 3-D volume segmentation with semi real-time visual feedback could be effectively implemented in a PC environment without the need for dedicated graphics processing hardware. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 01650270
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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