3D Medical Image Processing Toolbox

Open Access
Author:
Wang, Edward Yu
Area of Honors:
Electrical Engineering
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • William Evan Higgins, Thesis Supervisor
  • John Douglas Mitchell, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Image Processing
  • Software Development
Abstract:
The Multidimensional Image Processing Laboratory (MIPL) has been developing methods and systems for general 3D medical image analysis and visualization for over 20 years. During this period, several incarnations of a general 3D image processing software program have been created. The current program, VFX 2.1, was derived from these past programs and includes functions for processing both 8-bit and 16-bit multidimensional im- ages. In light of modern developments in medical imaging, we worked towards upgrading VFX to a fully 16-bit standard. We did so by upgrading outdated functions or archiv- ing unnecessary functions when progressing towards the next version of VFX. This paper describes the methods and testing performed when executing these changes. While this upgrade made signi cant strides towards this goal, there remains many functions left to be upgraded in future revisions of VFX.