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Survey of glyph-based visualization techniques for spatial multivariate medical data

Timo Ropinski, Steffen Oeltze, Bernhard Preim
2011 Computers & graphics  
In this survey article, we review glyph-based visualization techniques which have been exploited when visualizing spatial multivariate medical data.  ...  Based on the outcome of the literature review, we propose design guidelines for glyph visualizations in the medical domain.  ...  Finally, we thank all authors for permitting to use their images. This work was supported by the DFG Priority Program 1335: Scalable Visual Analytics.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cag.2011.01.011 fatcat:mod2rq2t4fcmfigprurf5vy52i

Visualization of High Angular Resolution Diffusion MRI Data with Color-Coded LIC-Maps

Mark Höller, F. Thiel, Kay-Michael Otto, Uwe Klose, Hans-Heino Ehricke
2012 Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik  
In diffusion MRI a voxel's local diffusion profile may be visualized in detail by glyph-based techniques, e.g. ellipsoidal or superquadric tensor glyphs.  ...  In this paper we propose an extension of the LIC method to multi-directional vector fields, taking into account not only a single direction, but multiple directions of anisotropic diffusion of two or more  ...  For the visualization of HARDI datasets ODF glyphs my be used. They are constructed by deformation of a sphere surface according to ODF values distributed over a half sphere.  ... 
dblp:conf/gi/HollerTOKE12 fatcat:24lbhbmmqrarzk55imfjpxbqta

Visual exploration of HARDI fibers with probabilistic tracking

Ronghua Liang, Zhengzhou Wang, Song Zhang, Yuanjing Feng, Li Jiang, Xiangyin Ma, Wei Chen, David F. Tate
2016 Information Sciences  
This result is shown in a pixel-based visual representation where each pixel bar maps opacity, color, and length to the probability, direction, and length of a fiber.  ...  Second, each fiber is subjected to a cluster analysis using pixel-based visual encoding.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was partly supported by National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 61379076 and 61202205, Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of China NCET-12-1087.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ins.2015.04.045 fatcat:k262zjalwfhqpikbygpnwkq3xe

Fiber Visualization with LIC Maps Using Multidirectional Anisotropic Glyph Samples

Mark Höller, Kay-M. Otto, Uwe Klose, Samuel Groeschel, Hans-H. Ehricke
2014 International Journal of Biomedical Imaging  
Line integral convolution (LIC) is used as a texture-based technique in computer graphics for flow field visualization.  ...  anisotropic glyph samples that can be used as an input pattern to the LIC algorithm.  ...  Conflict of Interests The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2014/401819 pmid:25254038 pmcid:PMC4164306 fatcat:5g4dyc5wz5blro6pbhuqdyj47u

Fiber visualization for preoperative glioma assessment: Tractography versus local connectivity mapping

Thomas Schult, Till-Karsten Hauser, Uwe Klose, Helene Hurth, Hans-Heino Ehricke, Pew-Thian Yap
2019 PLoS ONE  
The ability of the three methods to correctly depict fiber affection is analyzed by comparing visualization results to representations of local diffusion profiles provided by orientation distribution functions  ...  In diffusion MRI, the advent of high angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) and HARDI with compressed sensing (HARDI+CS) has led to clinically practical signal acquisition techniques which allow  ...  CSA-ODF glyphs are constructed by deforming the surface of a sphere according to ODF values distributed over a half sphere.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0226153 pmid:31830068 pmcid:PMC6907809 fatcat:gc2nhotbn5cbvf7mnmp2jqyybm

Fluid Registration of Diffusion Tensor Images Using Information Theory

Ming-Chang Chiang, A.D. Leow, A.D. Klunder, R.A. Dutton, M. Barysheva, S.E. Rose, K.L. McMahon, G.I. de Zubicaray, A.W. Toga, P.M. Thompson
2008 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging  
To allow large image deformations but preserve image topology, we regularized the flow with a large-deformation diffeomorphic mapping based on the kinematics of a Navier-Stokes fluid.  ...  The difference between diffusion tensors is quantified based on the sKL-divergence of their associated probability density functions (PDFs).  ...  water diffusivity profiles, by defining it as a PDF on the unit sphere and expanding the PDF using spherical harmonics.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmi.2007.907326 pmid:18390342 pmcid:PMC2770435 fatcat:mqa7opljn5cv7kmcuvakdg4tji

Biomedical Visualization [chapter]

Chris R. Johnson, Xavier Tricoche
2009 Advances in Biomedical Engineering  
The use of traditional glyphs for diffusion tensor visualization has a number of drawbacks.  ...  An imaging technique used to acquire the corresponding tensor data is called Tagged MRI. It consists in using radiofrequency pulses in a MR scanner to create dark lines in the MR image.  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-0-444-53075-2.00006-x fatcat:ewd3kgeki5fthj55kfoce6bkcm

Tensor splats

Werner Benger, Hans-Christian Hege, Robert F. Erbacher, Philip C. Chen, Jonathan C. Roberts, Matti T. Gr÷hn, Katy B÷rner
2004 Visualization and Data Analysis 2004  
The application of the rendering technique is demonstrated on numerically simulated general relativistic data and a measured diffusion tensor field of a human brain.  ...  It is based on a splatting technique that is built from tiny transparent glyph primitives which are capable of incorporating the full orientational information content of a tensor.  ...  The data set of orbiting black holes was computed with Cactus 37 by the numerical relativity group at the Max-Planck-Institute for  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.549300 dblp:conf/vda/BengerH04 fatcat:fzhxwjdhzvacdbrlk2nqk7q37a

Visual computing for medical diagnosis and treatment

Jan Klein, Ola Friman, Markus Hadwiger, Bernhard Preim, Felix Ritter, Anna Vilanova, Gabriel Zachmann, Dirk Bartz
2009 Computers & graphics  
After starting with direct volume rendering and tagged volume rendering as general techniques for visualizing anatomical structures, we go into more detail by focusing on the visualization of tissue and  ...  Complex diagnostic decisions are characterized by a high information flow and fast decisions, requiring efficient and intuitive presentation of complex medical data and precision in the visualization.  ...  Another group of techniques use glyph representations to visualize the tensor data, see Fig. 5 (i). Several glyph shapes have been used, e.g., ellipsoids, cuboids, and superquadrics [37] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cag.2009.04.006 fatcat:bckkhjox7fcq7kf7bi7ylyvbyq

Probabilistic approaches for atlasing normal and disease-specific brain variability

A. W. Toga, Paul M. Thompson, Michael S. Mega, Katherine L. Narr, Rebecca E. Blanton
2001 Anatomy and Embryology  
The extreme variability in the structural conformation of the human brain poses significant challenges for the creation of population-based atlases.  ...  The ability to statistically and visually compare and contrast brain image data from multiple individuals is essential to understanding normal variability within a particular population as well as differentiating  ...  Additional support was also provided by the National Library of Medicine (LM/ MH05639) and National Science Foundation (BIR 93-22434).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s004290100198 pmid:11720233 fatcat:o56whvmydzddlexe4q5dhsfkem

Comparison of 3D orientation distribution functions measured with confocal microscopy and diffusion MRI

Kurt Schilling, Vaibhav Janve, Yurui Gao, Iwona Stepniewska, Bennett A. Landman, Adam W. Anderson
2016 NeuroImage  
The ability of diffusion MRI (dMRI) fiber tractography to non-invasively map three-dimensional (3D) anatomical networks in the human brain has made it a valuable tool in both clinical and research settings  ...  We demonstrate the ability to extract the 3D FOD from confocal z-stacks, and quantify the agreement between the MRI estimates of orientation information obtained using constrained spherical deconvolution  ...  of Health grant 1S10 RR 17789.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.01.022 pmid:26804781 pmcid:PMC4803575 fatcat:nezyfrb7erhvtc6cwq2kgh5h7u

The role of image registration in brain mapping

A.W. Toga, P.M. Thompson
2001 Image and Vision Computing  
We review the major types of registration approaches used in brain imaging today.  ...  Registration algorithms also enable the pooling and comparison of experimental findings across laboratories, the construction of population-based brain atlases, and the creation of systems to detect group  ...  Acknowledgments The authors are grateful to the faculty and staff of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging who contributed directly or indirectly to the work described in this chapter.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0262-8856(00)00055-x pmid:19890483 pmcid:PMC2771890 fatcat:3mwtrqqzxnff3m46rlhlzaeimi

Flexible navigation through a multi-dimensional parameter space using Berkeley DB snapshots

Dimokritos Stamatakis, Werner Benger, Liuba Shrira
2017 Journal of WSCG  
An international journal of algorithms, data structures and techniques for computer graphics and visualization, surface meshing and modeling, global illumination, computer vision, image processing and  ...  pattern recognition, computational geometry, visual human interaction and virtual reality, animation, multimedia systems and applications in parallel, distributed and mobile environment.  ...  School of Medicine, NY, for their clinical input and for providing datasets for Cases 2 and 3.  ... 
dblp:journals/jwscg/StamatakisBS17 fatcat:jkaafwsvgnh25pb2a3cwsot2by

Histological validation of diffusion MRI fiber orientation distributions and dispersion

Kurt G. Schilling, Vaibhav Janve, Yurui Gao, Iwona Stepniewska, Bennett A. Landman, Adam W. Anderson
2018 NeuroImage  
For most methods, these results did not vary strongly over a wide range of acquisition * parameters (number of diffusion weighting directions and b value).  ...  Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) is widely used to probe tissue microstructure, and is currently the only non-invasive way to measure the brain's fiber architecture.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under award number RO1 NS058639 and National Institutes of Health  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.10.046 pmid:29074279 pmcid:PMC5732036 fatcat:farvn4j6bnfc3hndvjux5ktawm

Improving Estimation of Fiber Orientations in Diffusion MRI Using Inter-Subject Information Sharing

Geng Chen, Pei Zhang, Ke Li, Chong-Yaw Wee, Yafeng Wu, Dinggang Shen, Pew-Thian Yap
2016 Scientific Reports  
Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging is widely used to investigate diffusion patterns of water molecules in the human brain.  ...  Diffusion axonal tracing, namely tractography, relies on local directional information provided by the orientation distribution functions (ODFs) estimated at each voxel.  ...  This is for the case of 6 gradient directions, where each pair of directions are separated by an angle of 60°. The ODF glyphs are shown for visual inspection in Fig. 5 .  ... 
doi:10.1038/srep37847 pmid:27892534 pmcid:PMC5124958 fatcat:gaq53uatuvdarmvzzf7oy2efqa
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