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We introduce a general technique for "colorizing" greyscale images by transferring color between a source, color image and a destination, greyscale image. Although the general problem of adding chromatic values to a greyscale image has no exact, objective solution, the current approach attempts to provide a method to help minimize the amount of human labor(More)
Illustrative parallel coordinates (IPC) is a suite of artistic rendering techniques for augmenting and improving parallel coordinate (PC) visualizations. IPC techniques can be used to convey a large amount of information about a multidimensional dataset in a small area of the screen through the following approaches: (a) edge-bundling through splines; (b)(More)
—The task of reconstructing an object from its projections via tomographic methods is a time-consuming process due to the vast complexity of the data. For this reason, manufacturers of equipment for medical computed tomography (CT) rely mostly on special application specified integrated circuits (ASICs) to obtain the fast reconstruction times required in(More)
This paper evaluates and compares four volume rendering algorithms that have become rather popular for rendering datasets described on uniform rectilinear grids: raycasting, splatting, shear-warp, and hardware-assisted 3D texture-mapping. In order to assess both the strengths and the weaknesses of these algorithms in a wide variety of scenarios, a set of(More)
Splatting is a popular direct volume rendering algorithm. However , the algorithm does not correctly render cases where the volume sampling rate is higher than the image sampling rate (e.g. more than one voxel maps into a pixel). This situation arises with orthographic projections of high-resolution volumes, as well as with perspective projections of(More)
The recent emergence of various types of flat-panel x-ray detectors and C-arm gantries now enables the construction of novel imaging platforms for a wide variety of clinical applications. Many of these applications require interactive 3D image generation, which cannot be satisfied with inexpensive PC-based solutions using the CPU. We present a solution(More)
Acute alcohol administration decreases overall brain glucose metabolism, which serves as a marker of brain activity. The behavioral effects of alcohol, however, are likely to reflect not only changes in regional brain activity but also the patterns of brain functional organization. Here we assessed the effects of a moderate dose of alcohol on the patterns(More)
(a) (b) (c) (d) Figure 1: Magic volume lens results. (a) magnifying inside features in an arbitrary-shaped area on an engine, (b) applying sampling-rate-based lens on a foot, (c) enlarging area of interest on an aneurism, (d) magnifying the duodenum of a segmented frog dataset. ABSTRACT The size and resolution of volume datasets in science and medicine are(More)
—We describe a new method for analyzing, classifying, and evaluating filters that can be applied to interpolation filters as well as to arbitrary derivative filters of any order. Our analysis is based on the Taylor series expansion of the convolution sum. Our analysis shows the need and derives the method for the normalization of derivative filter weights.(More)
The correct choice of function and derivative reconstruction filters is paramount to obtaining highly accurate renderings. Most filter choices are limited to a set of commonly used functions, and the visualization practitioner has so far no way to state his preferences in a convenient fashion. Much work has been done towards the design and specification of(More)