Flattening the abdominal aortic tree for effective visualization.

Journal Article

We developed a novel visualization method for providing an uncluttered view of the abdominal aorta and its branches. The method abstracts the complex geometry of vessels using a convex primitive, and uses a sweep line algorithm to find a suboptimal placement of the primitive. The method was evaluated using 10 CT angiography datasets and resulted in a clear visualization with all cluttering intersections removed. The method can be used to convey clinical findings, including lumen patency and lesion locations, in a single two-dimensional image.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Won, JH; Rubin, GD; Napel, S

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 3345 - 3348

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1557-170X