An interactive segmentation & visualization technique for multispectral volume data

Takanashi Ikuko, Muraki Shigeru, Eric B. Lum, Kwan-Liu Ma

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An interactive segmentation and visualization technique for volume data is presented which uses independent component analysis (ICA) and a three-dimensional histogram of the volume data. Volume segmentation becomes equivalent to clipping of the three-dimensional histogram in ICA space and results in a transfer function for hardware-accelerated rendering which provides immediate visual feedbacks to facilitate further exploration of the data, By applying this technique to a variety of volume data sets it is demonstrated that in many cases volume segmentation in ICA space is more intuitive and effective than in the original voxel space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)963-972
Number of pages10
JournalKyokai Joho Imeji Zasshi/Journal of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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