Visualization of Vessels

The research project for the visualization of vessels covers different research areas, e.g., the visualization of intravascular image data and model-based vessel visualization techniques.

Intravascular imaging was supported by the research campus STIMULATE. The intravascular imaging includes optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound. The obtained medical image data provide valueable information about the vessel wall and its morphology which play an important role for diagnosis and evaluation of cardiovascular diseases like atherosclerotic plaque.

Jan Kretschmar, Phd student in Erlangen and staff member at SIEMENS, refined model-based vessel visualization techniques, developed special techniques to enable blood flow simulations and developed new projection-based techniques, that improve the conventional CPR. He cooperates with us leading to a number of joint publications.

Previous projects cover direct volume rendering techniques and transfer function adaptions as well as the vessel visualization with implicit surfaces. The development of advanced transfer functions for MSCT datasets was carried out for the visualization of the cardiac vessel system, including dirct volume rendering visualizations and multiplanar reformation.

Contact

Name Dr.-Ing. Sylvia Glaßer
Dr.-Ing. Steffen Oeltze-Jafra
Adress Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Fakultät für Informatik / ISG, PSF 4120
39016 Magdeburg
Phone (+49-391) 67-5 25 27
Fax (+49 391) 67-1 11 64

Images

Publications


Kai Lawonn, Sylvia Glaßer, Anna Vilanova, Bernhard Preim, Tobias Isenberg
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 22 (1), pp. 728-737, 2015
BIBTeX
Media
@ARTICLE{Lawonn_2015_TVCG,
author = {Kai Lawonn and Sylvia Glaßer and Anna Vilanova and Bernhard Preim
and Tobias Isenberg},
title = {{Occlusion-free Blood Flow Animation with Wall Thickness Visualization}},
journal = {{IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)}},
year = {2015},
volume = {22 (1)},
pages = {728--737},
number = {1},
owner = {klemm},
timestamp = {2015.08.10}
}
Occlusion-free Blood Flow Animation with Wall Thickness Visualization
Jan Kretschmer, Bernhard Preim, Marc Stamminger
IEEE/Eurographics Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis), in print, 2014
BIBTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{Kretschmer_2014_Eurovis,
author = {Jan Kretschmer and Bernhard Preim and Marc Stamminger},
title = {{Bilateral Depth Filtering for Enhanced Vessel Reformation}},
booktitle = {{IEEE/Eurographics Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis)}},
year = {2014},
keywords = {EuroVis2014},
owner = {klemm},
timestamp = {2014.07.11}
}
Jan Kretschmer, Grzegorz Soza, Christian Tietjen, Michael Suehling, Bernhard Preim, Marc Stamminger
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), , pp. 2496-2505, 2014
BIBTeX
@ARTICLE{Kretschmer_2014_tvcg,
author = {Jan Kretschmer and Grzegorz Soza and Christian Tietjen and Michael
Suehling and Bernhard Preim and Marc Stamminger},
title = {{ADR - Anatomy-Driven Reformation}},
journal = {{IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)}},
year = {2014},
pages = {2496--2505},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2014.08.06}
}
Kai Lawonn, Rocco Gasteiger, Bernhard Preim
Computer Graphics Forum, 33(8), pp. 16-27, 2014
BIBTeX
Media
@ARTICLE{Lawonn_2014_CGFb,
author = {Kai Lawonn and Rocco Gasteiger and Bernhard Preim},
title = {{Adaptive Surface Visualization of Vessels with Animated Blood Flow}},
journal = {{Computer Graphics Forum}},
year = {2014},
volume = {33(8)},
pages = {16--27},
owner = {lawonn},
timestamp = {2014.03.21}
}
Teaser
The investigation of hemodynamic information for the assessment of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) gained importance in recent years. Improved flow measuring modalities and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations yield in reliable blood flow information. For a visual exploration of the flow information, domain experts are used to investigate the flow information combined with its enclosed vessel anatomy. Since the flow is spatially embedded in the surrounding vessel surface, occlusion problems have to be resolved. A visual reduction of the vessel surface that still provides important anatomical features is required. We accomplish this by applying an adaptive surface visualization inspired by the suggestive contour measure. Furthermore, an illustration is employed to highlight the animated pathlines and to emphasize nearby surface regions. Our approach combines several visualization techniques to improve the perception of surface shape and depth. Thereby, we ensure appropriate visibility of the embedded flow information, which can be depicted with established or advanced flow visualization techniques. We apply our approach to cerebral aneurysms and aortas with simulated and measured blood flow. An informal user feedback with nine domain experts, we confirm the advantages of our approach compared with existing methods, e.g. semi-transparent surface rendering. Additionally, we assessed the applicability and usefulness of the pathline animation with highlighting nearby surface regions.
Kai Lawonn, Tobias Günther, Bernhard Preim
EuroVis - Short Papers, pp. 5-, 2014
BIBTeX
Media
@INPROCEEDINGS{Lawonn_2014_EuroVis,
author = {Kai Lawonn and Tobias Günther and Bernhard Preim},
title = {Coherent View-Dependent Streamlines for Understanding Blood Flow},
booktitle = {EuroVis - Short Papers},
year = {2014},
pages = {5 Seiten},
owner = {lawonn},
timestamp = {2014.05.02}
}
Teaser
The expressive visualization of (time-dependent) 3D blood flow along with the vessel wall is essential for understanding vascular diseases. However, the high complexity of the underlying flow data makes the exploration challenging. For the biomedical research, it is necessary to provide methods that allow for rapid flow comprehension, ideally by emphasizing relevant flow characteristics. Therefore, we present a fast approach that visualizes streamlines in a view-dependent way, while taking relevant flow features into consideration. For this, we adapt a well-established non-photorealistic rendering technique (suggestive contours) for surface meshes to streamline illustrations. The advantages of our approach are confirmed in an informal user feedback with domain experts, who were able to comprehend the overall flow behavior faster.
Jan Kretschmer, Christian Godenschwager, Bernhard Preim, Marc Stamminger
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 19(12), pp. 2828-2837, 2013
BIBTeX
@ARTICLE{Kretschmer_2013_TVCG,
author = {Jan Kretschmer and Christian Godenschwager and Bernhard Preim and
Marc Stamminger},
title = {{Interactive Patient-Specific Vascular Modeling with Sweep Surfaces}},
journal = {{IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)
}},
year = {2013},
volume = {19(12)},
pages = {2828--2837},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2013.08.08}
}
Kai Lawonn, Rocco Gasteiger, Bernhard Preim
VMV 2013 - Vision Modeling Visualization, pp. 113-120, 2013
BIBTeX
Media
@INPROCEEDINGS{Lawonn_2013_VMV,
author = {Kai Lawonn and Rocco Gasteiger and Bernhard Preim},
title = {{Adaptive Surface Visualization of Vessels with Embedded Blood Flow
Based on the Suggestive Contour Measure}},
booktitle = {{VMV 2013 - Vision, Modeling, Visualization}},
year = {2013},
editor = {Michael Bronstein, Jean Favre, and Kai Hormann},
pages = {113--120},
address = {Lugano},
month = {11.-13. September}
}
Video
Overview of the method
J. Kretschmer, Thomas Beck, Christian Tietjen, Bernhard Preim, Marc Stamminger
Computer Graphics Forum (EuroVis), 31 (3), pp. 1055-1064, 2012
BIBTeX
@ARTICLE{Kretschmer_2012_cgf,
author = {J. Kretschmer and Thomas Beck and Christian Tietjen and Bernhard
Preim and Marc Stamminger},
title = {{Reliable Adaptive Modelling of Vascular Structures with Non-Circular
Cross-Sections}},
journal = {{Computer Graphics Forum (EuroVis)}},
year = {2012},
volume = {31 (3)},
pages = {1055--1064},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2012.04.04}
}
Christoph Kubisch, Sylvia Glaßer, Mathias Neugebauer, Bernhard Preim
Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences II Mathematics and Visualization (Workshop VMLS 2009), pp. 109-134, 2012
BIBTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{Kubisch_2012_VMLS,
author = {Christoph Kubisch and Sylvia Glaßer and Mathias Neugebauer and Bernhard
Preim},
title = {{Vessel Visualisation with Volume Rendering}},
booktitle = {{Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences II, Mathematics and
Visualization (Workshop VMLS 2009)}},
year = {2012},
editor = {L. Linsen et al.},
pages = {109--134},
publisher = {Springer Verlag},
keywords = {VLMS,d},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2010.01.21}
}
Simon Adler, Rüdiger Mecke, Bernhard Preim
CURAC, pp. 149-156, 2011
BIBTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{Adler_2011_CURAC,
author = {Simon Adler and Rüdiger Mecke and Bernhard Preim},
title = {{Dynamische Gefäße für interaktive Chirurgiesimulationen}},
booktitle = {{CURAC}},
year = {2011},
pages = {149--156},
address = {Magdeburg},
month = {15.-16. September},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2011.09.23}
}
Sylvia Glaßer, Steffen Oeltze, Anja Hennemuth, Christoph Kubisch, A. Mahnken, S. Wilhelmsen, Bernhard Preim
BIBTeX
@TECHREPORT{Glasser_2009_TR,
author = {Sylvia Glaßer and Steffen Oeltze and Anja Hennemuth and Christoph
Kubisch and A. Mahnken and S. Wilhelmsen and Bernhard Preim},
title = {{Automatic Transfer Function Specification for Visual Emphasis of
Coronary Artery Plaque}},
institution = {{Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg}},
year = {2009},
type = {Technical Report},
number = {FIN-006-2009},
month = {Spril},
keywords = {TR,d},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2009.09.18}
}
Christian Schumann, Mathias Neugebauer, Ragnar Bade, Bernhard Preim, Heinz-Otto Peitgen
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS), pp. 275-286, 2008
BIBTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{Schumann_2008_IJCARS,
author = {Christian Schumann and Mathias Neugebauer and Ragnar Bade and Bernhard
Preim and Heinz-Otto Peitgen},
title = {{Implicit Vessel Surface Reconstruction for Visualization and Simulation}},
booktitle = {{International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
(IJCARS)}},
year = {2008},
volume = {2(5)},
pages = {275--286},
keywords = {IJCARS,d},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2008.02.13}
}
Bernhard Preim, Steffen Oeltze
Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences, pp. 19-39, 2007
BIBTeX
@INBOOK{Preim_2007_VMLS,
chapter = {{Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences}},
pages = {19--39},
title = {{3D Visualization of Vasculature: An Overview}},
publisher = {Springer Verlag},
year = {2007},
editor = {Lars Linsen and Hans Hagen},
author = {Bernhard Preim and Steffen Oeltze},
file = {VesselVisOverview.pdf:Z\:\\pub\\files\\VesselVisOverview.pdf:PDF},
keywords = {VMLS,d},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2008.01.30}
}
Christian Schumann, Steffen Oeltze, Ragnar Bade, Bernhard Preim
Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin (BVM), pp. 207-211, 2007
BIBTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{Schumann_2007_BVM,
author = {Christian Schumann and Steffen Oeltze and Ragnar Bade and Bernhard
Preim},
title = {{Visualisierung von Gefäßsystemen mit MPU Implicits}},
booktitle = {{Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin (BVM)}},
year = {2007},
series = {Informatik aktuell},
pages = {207--211},
publisher = {Springer},
file = {BVM-2007_C_Schumann.pdf:http\://wwwisg.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/cv/pub/files/BVM-2007_C_Schumann.pdf:PDF},
keywords = {BVM,d},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2009.09.17}
}
Christian Schumann, Steffen Oeltze, Ragnar Bade, Bernhard Preim
IEEE/Eurographics Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis), pp. 283-290, 2007
BIBTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{Schumann_2007_Eurovis,
author = {Christian Schumann and Steffen Oeltze and Ragnar Bade and Bernhard
Preim},
title = {{Model-free Surface Visualization of Vascular Trees}},
booktitle = {{IEEE/Eurographics Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis)}},
year = {2007},
pages = {283--290},
file = {EuroVis2007_Schumann_VesselMPUI.pdf:http\://wwwisg.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/cv/pub/files/EuroVis2007_Schumann_VesselMPUI.pdf:PDF},
keywords = {Eurovis,d},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2009.09.17}
}
Tobias Boskamp, Horst Hahn, Milo Hindennach, Steffen Zidowitz, Steffen Oeltze, Bernhard Preim, Heinz-Otto Peitgen
Geometrical and Structural Analysis of Vessel Systems in 3D Medical Image Datasets, pp. 1-60, 2005
BIBTeX
@INBOOK{Boskamp_2005_MISTA,
chapter = {{Geometrical and Structural Analysis of Vessel Systems in 3D Medical
Image Datasets}},
pages = {1--60},
title = {{Medical Imaging Systems: Technology und Applications}},
publisher = {World Scientific Press},
year = {2005},
editor = {Cornelius T. Leondes},
author = {Tobias Boskamp and Horst Hahn and Milo Hindennach and Steffen Zidowitz
and Steffen Oeltze and Bernhard Preim and Heinz-Otto Peitgen},
volume = {Volume V},
file = {boskamp_vesselVisForBookChapterTobias.pdf:Z\:\\pub\\files\\boskamp_vesselVisForBookChapterTobias.pdf:PDF},
keywords = {MISTA,d},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2008.01.30}
}
Steffen Oeltze, Bernhard Preim
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 25(4), pp. 540-549, 2005
BIBTeX
@ARTICLE{Oeltze_2005_TMI,
author = {Steffen Oeltze and Bernhard Preim},
title = {{Visualization of Vascular Structures: Method, Validation and Evaluation}},
journal = {{IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging}},
year = {2005},
volume = {25(4)},
pages = {540--549},
number = {4},
month = {April},
file = {Oeltze_TMI-2005_ConvolutionSurfaces.pdf:http\://wwwisg.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/cv/pub/files/Oeltze_TMI-2005_ConvolutionSurfaces.pdf:PDF},
keywords = {TMI,d},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2009.09.17}
}
Steffen Oeltze, Bernhard Preim
Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin, pp. 189-193, 2004
BIBTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{Oeltze_2004_BVM,
author = {Steffen Oeltze and Bernhard Preim},
title = {{Visualisierung von Gefäßsystemen mit Convolution Surfaces}},
booktitle = {{Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin}},
year = {2004},
series = {Informatik aktuell},
pages = {189--193},
publisher = {Springer},
file = {BVM2004-VesselVis.pdf:http\://wwwisg.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/cv/pub/files/BVM2004-VesselVis.pdf:PDF},
keywords = {BVM,d},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2009.09.17}
}
Steffen Oeltze, Bernhard Preim
IEEE/Eurographics Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis), pp. 311-320, 2004
BIBTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{Oeltze_2004_Eurovis,
author = {Steffen Oeltze and Bernhard Preim},
title = {{Visualization of Anatomic Tree Structures with Convolution Surfaces}},
booktitle = {{IEEE/Eurographics Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis)}},
year = {2004},
pages = {311--320},
publisher = {Springer},
keywords = {Eurovis,d},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2009.09.24}
}
Horst Hahn, Bernhard Preim, Dirk Selle, Heinz-Otto Peitgen
IEEE Visualization, pp. 395-402, 2001
BIBTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{Hahn_2001_Vis,
author = {Horst Hahn and Bernhard Preim and Dirk Selle and Heinz-Otto Peitgen},
title = {{Visualization and Interaction Techniques for the Exploration of
Vascular Structures}},
booktitle = {{IEEE Visualization}},
year = {2001},
pages = {395--402},
address = {San Diego},
month = {Oktober},
file = {IEEEVis2001Final.pdf:http\://wwwisg.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/cv/pub/files/IEEEVis2001Final.pdf:PDF},
keywords = {Vis,d},
owner = {schumann},
timestamp = {2009.09.17}
}