Voreen: A Rapid-Prototyping Environment for Ray-Casting-Based Volume Visualizations

Jennis Meyer-Spradow

Timo Ropinski

Ulm University

Jörg Mensmann

Klaus Hinrichs



The amount of volume data requiring analysis is rising signifi cantly in many domains. For example, in medicine, computed tomogra- phy and magnetic resonance imaging have changed from seldom-applied special technologies to stan- dard diagnostic tools. Visualization of the acquired volume data is challenging. Scanners used in medi- cal research can create more than 1,000 slices per scan pass, which aren’t manageable with standard visualization techniques. Routine medical diagnos- tics also need new visualization techniques for fast, reliable analysis of the huge amounts of data. Im- portant information must be depicted concisely. To determine what information is important depends on what the medical question is and which scan- ning technologies are used—effective visualizations are usually specialized.


	title={Voreen: A Rapid-Prototyping Environment for Ray-Casting-Based Volume Visualizations},
	author={Meyer-Spradow, Jennis and Ropinski, Timo and Mensmann, J{\"o}rg and Hinrichs, Klaus},