WIT Press


Visualization Of Computer-generated Arterial Model Trees

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BSIM960241

Volume

3

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

1,055 kb

Author(s)

F. Neumann, M. Neumann, R. Karch & W. Schreiner

Abstract

By our method of "constrained constructive optimization" we generate, on the computer, highly realistic models of coronary arterial trees compris- ing on the order of 10* individual segments. To characterize these complex structures not only by statistical means, application-specific algorithms and computer programs have been developed to visually display their particu- lar branching pattern. The entire tree is rendered in a realistic, three- dimensional manner, similar to the appearance of corrosion casts of real arterial trees. Additionally, various physical and physiological properties can be visualized by appropriate color-coding. 1 Introduction In contrast to compartmental and multi-layer models of the coronary circu- latio

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