iVolBrush: An intelligent interactive tool for efficient volume selection and editing

Youbing Zhao, Gordon J. Clapworthy, Feng Dong, Xiangrong Zhang, Wei Chen, Marco Viceconti

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Abstract

Volume rendering is frequently used for visualising 3D volume data. In practical applications, there may be a need not only to render the volume data but also to directly select and edit it in a paradigm similar to image editing. Being the basis of volume editing, efficient volume selection tools can help users to locate and select the volume region of interest quickly and conveniently. However, semi-automatic volume selection has not been studied in depth in existing work. This short paper presents a status report of our current research on semi-automatic volume selection - the intelligent volume brush iVolBrush - as a segmentation tool for the EC-funded VPHOP project. The initial stage - efficient 3D painting - has been completed. Major improvements of VTK image selection, including the re-use of brush stencil data to avoid expensive stencil regeneration, have been made to enhance performance and meet the challenge of interactivity. Further intelligent selection features such as region-based or learning-based selection are being investigated and will be the focus of the next stage of the work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Pages231-235
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event1st International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Technologies and Multimedia, IITM 2010 - Allahabad, India
Duration: Dec 27 2010Dec 30 2010

Other

Other1st International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Technologies and Multimedia, IITM 2010
CountryIndia
CityAllahabad
Period12/27/1012/30/10

Keywords

  • 3D painting
  • intelligent volume selection
  • region growing
  • semi-supervised classification
  • volume brush
  • VPHOP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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    Zhao, Y., Clapworthy, G. J., Dong, F., Zhang, X., Chen, W., & Viceconti, M. (2010). iVolBrush: An intelligent interactive tool for efficient volume selection and editing. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (pp. 231-235) https://doi.org/10.1145/1963564.1963604