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Master of Science in Computer Engineering


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Steven K. Rogers, PhD


This thesis investigates a technique for improving the perception and visualization of three dimensional information. This improvement will eventually give physicians the ability to both visualize and understand biomedical image data. Raw data is used to generate a stereo image pair. The raw data must be put in run length encoding RLE format and then converted to a stereo pair. Once the stereo pair is generated, they must be displayed on the Silicon Graphics ONYX workstation in stereo mode. This research uses 3D images of planets and satellites. The display information is transmitted across cable and is projected onto a spherical mirror, a real 3D stereo image can be observed. Biomedical data of interest to this research are slices of a volume of tissue. To convert the slice information into volume data a representation that allows meaningful interpolation between the slices for stereo image pair generation is necessary. A second thrust of this thesis is to investigate neural networks and Kriging algorithm for potential use in interpolation of the biomedical volume data.

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