Volume rendering in radiation treatment planning

Marc Levoy, Henry Fuchs, Stephen M. Pizer, Julian Rosenman, Edward L. Chaney, George W. Sherouse, Victoria Interrante, Jeffrey Kiel

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Abstract

Successful treatment planning in radiation therapy depends in part on understanding the spatial relationship between patient anatomy and the distribution of radiation dose. Several visualizations based on volume rendering that offer potential solutions to this problem are presented. The visualizations use region boundary surfaces to display anatomy, polygonal meshes to display treatment beams, and isovalue contour surfaces to display dose. To improve perception of spatial relationships, metallic shading, surface and solid texturing, synthetic fog, shadows, and other artistic devices are used. Also outlined is a method based on 3-D mip maps for efficiently generating perspective volume renderings and beam's-eye views.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages4-10
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0818620390
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings of the First Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing - VBC '90 - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: May 22 1990May 25 1990

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OtherProceedings of the First Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing - VBC '90
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period5/22/905/25/90

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    Levoy, M., Fuchs, H., Pizer, S. M., Rosenman, J., Chaney, E. L., Sherouse, G. W., Interrante, V., & Kiel, J. (1990). Volume rendering in radiation treatment planning. In Proceedings of the First Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing (pp. 4-10). Publ by IEEE.