Evaluation of electronic biopsy for clinical diagnosis in virtual colonoscopy

  title={Evaluation of electronic biopsy for clinical diagnosis in virtual colonoscopy},
  author={Joseph Marino and W. Du and Matthew A. Barish and Ellen Li and Wei Zhu and Arie E. Kaufman},
  booktitle={Medical Imaging},
Virtual colonoscopy provides techniques not available in optical colonoscopy, an exciting one being the ability to perform an electronic biopsy. An electronic biopsy image is created using ray-casting volume rendering of the CT data with a translucent transfer function mapping higher densities to red and lower densities to blue. The resulting image allows the physician to gain insight into the internal structure of polyps. Benign tissue and adenomas can be differentiated; the former will appear… 
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