Virim: A massively parallel processor for real-time volume visualization in medicine

T. Günther, C. Poliwoda, C. Reinhart, J. Hesser, R. Männer, H.-P. Meinzer, H.-J. Baur
<span title="">1995</span> <i title="Elsevier BV"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Computers &amp; graphics</a> </i> &nbsp;
Architecture and applications of a massively parallel processor are described. Volumes of 256×256×128 voxels can be visualized at a frame rate of 10 Hz using volume oriented visualization algorithms. A prototype of the scalable and modular system is currently set up. 3D rotation around an arbitrary rotation axis, perspective, zooming, and arbitrary gray value mapping are provided in real-time. Multi-user access over high-speed networks is possible. A volume oriented visualization algorithm is
more &raquo; ... ed that is tailored to the requirements in medicine [5] . With this algorithm, small structures of a size down to the pixel resolution, and structures without defined surfaces can be visualized as well as semi-transparent objects. One application of the system is therapy planning in heart surgery.
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