Tiede U, Von Sternberg-Gospos N, Steiner P, Hohne KH. Virtual endoscopy using spherical QuickTime-VR panorama views. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2002;85:523-8

PMID: 15458145


Virtual endoscopy needs some precomputation of the data (segmentation, path finding) before the diagnostic process can take place. We propose a method that precomputes multinode spherical panorama movies using Quick-Time VR. This technique allows almost the same navigation and visualization capabilities as a real endoscopic procedure, a significant reduction of interaction input is achieved and the movie represents a document of the procedure.