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MEDIFRAME — Remote volume rendering visualization framework

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3 Author(s)
Unterhinninghofen, R. ; Inst. for Anthropomatics, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technol., Karlsruhe, Germany ; Giesel, F. ; Dillmann, R.

Tablet computers, netbooks, and other mobile devices find their way into medical applications. However, advanced visualization such as volume rendering of tomographic data is too demanding for these devices. Hence the concept of remote visualization gains attention again. Using powerful servers views are rendered and transmitted as video-stream to the mobile devices in real-time. In this article we present a new extension to our software framework Mediframe allowing easy setup of remote visualization in the medical imaging domain. We give an overview of the general visualization architecture and explain the remoting component in detail. Tests from different cities in Europe revealed good latency and rendering times as well as a surprisingly smooth user experience. We conclude that our remote visualization framework is a handy, functional extension to medical visualization applications.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE

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Aug. 30 2011-Sept. 3 2011