Combined volume registration and visualization

Arlie G. Capps, Robert J. Zawadzki, John S. Werner, Bernd Hamann

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations


We describe a method for combining and visualizing a set of overlapping volumetric data sets with high resolution but limited spatial extent. Our system combines the calculation of a registration metric with ray casting for direct volume rendering on the graphics processing unit (GPU). We use the simulated annealing algorithm to find a registration close to optimal and allow the user to closely monitor the optimization progress. The combined calculation reduces memory traffic, increases rendering frame rate, and makes possible interactive-speed, usersupervised, semi-automatic combination of many component volumetric data sets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVisualization in Medicine and Life Sciences III - Towards Making an Impact
PublisherSpringer Heidelberg
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783319245218
StatePublished - 2016
Event3rd International Workshop on Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences, VMLS 2013 - Leipzig, Germany
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 18 2013

Publication series

NameMathematics and Visualization
ISSN (Print)16123786
ISSN (Electronic)2197666X


Other3rd International Workshop on Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences, VMLS 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Modeling and Simulation


Dive into the research topics of 'Combined volume registration and visualization'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this