3d surface rendered mr images of the brain and its vasculature

Harvey E. Cline, William E. Lorensen, Steven P. Souza, Ferenc A. Jolesz, Ron Kikinis, Guido Gerig, Thomas E. Kennedy

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    Both time-of-flight and phase contrast magnetic resonance angiography iraages are combined with stationary tissue images to provide data depicting two contrast relationships yielding intrinsic discrimination of brain matter and flowing blood. A Computer analysis is based on nearest neighbor Segmentation and the Connection between anatomical structures to partition the images into different tissue categories; from which, high resolution brain parenchymal and vascular surfaces are constructed and rendered in juxtaposition, aiding in surgical planning.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)344-351
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Mar 1991


    • Anatomy
    • Angiography
    • Arteries
    • Brain
    • Brain
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
    • Veins

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Cline, H. E., Lorensen, W. E., Souza, S. P., Jolesz, F. A., Kikinis, R., Gerig, G., & Kennedy, T. E. (1991). 3d surface rendered mr images of the brain and its vasculature. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, 15(2), 344-351. https://doi.org/10.1097/00004728-199103000-00035