Practice and experience: Interactive rendering of the colonic environment on PC-platforms

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The virtual colonoscopy technique is a non-invasive technique used to generate high resolution video views of the colon interior structure. The colonic structure consists of a great number of triangle meshes that challenge rendering performance. In contrast to previous work, the proposed approaches allow interactive colonic surface rendering on low-cost PC systems. Our system takes advantage of the following concepts: PVS, LOD and image caching. Initially, the colon structure is partitioned into many cells based on curvature of the centerline. During rendering, only triangles contained in PVS are considered for rendering. To further improve rendering performance, each cell is represented by multi-resolutions of triangular mesh or cached images. We present an adaptive approach used to automatically switch LOD/image caching and yield interactive rendering performance with acceptable realism on low-cost PC platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-312
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Information Science and Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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