Abstract for presentation by professor Anders Ynnerman, NVIS, October 5, 2007

The latest radiology modalities are capable of producing several thousand high resolution images per examination. These images are used to construct volumes of data. This presentation will cover some recent advances in rendering of and interaction with volumetric data in medicine.

The first part of the talk will address the issue of data compression and multi resolution representations using the knowledge encoded in transfer functions.

The second part will present methods for haptic (force feedback) interaction with volumetric data. New methods for the design and implementation of haptic modes for medical data will be presented.

To conclude the presentation, examples of use of volume rendering hardware to perform virtual autopsies will be shown.