Jin W, Lim YJ, Xu XG, Singh TP, De S. Improving the visual realism of virtual surgery. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2005; 111:227-33

PMID: 15718733


In this work we focus our attention on improving the visual realism of virtual surgery. A synthetic solution by innovative use of various image-based rendering methods is presented for realistic rendering of virtual surgery scenes. We have, for the first time, developed a methodology for generating virtual surgery scenes with realistic glistening effects by a combination of various image-based rendering techniques, including image mosaicing and view-dependent texture mapping. Realistic examples are presented to showcase the results.