[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 4, No. 4 (1997) 471-475]

Optical Interpolation of Volume Data Using Pseudo Color and an Electro-Optical-Hybrid-System

Jose Javier BAEZ-ROJAS,1 Masahiro YAMAGUCHI,2 Takashi OBI2 and Nagaaki OHYAMA2,*

1Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica Optica y Electronica, apartado postal 216, Puebla Pue. 72000 Mexico, 2Tokyo Institute of Technology Imaging Science and Engineering Laboratory, Nagatsuta 4259, Midori-ku, Yokohama, 227 Japan

(Received June 20, 1996; Accepted May 30, 1997)

Volume data is interpolated using pseudo color and an electro-optical-hybrid-system. The method proposed in this paper is called optical interpolation. The visualization of a volumetric array of computed tomography data is achieved using the optical interpolation technique in combination with the optical model and the electro-optical-hybrid-system. To show the advantages of optical interpolation, the results are compared with those obtained by the traditional technique.

Key words : hybrid system, visualization, pseudo color, optical interpolation, volume data