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Paper title Cinematic Rendering in Neuroradiology: A novel 3D Rendering Tool for Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Paper code P59
  1. Sebastian Winklhofer Hirslanden Klinik im Park Speaker
  2. Adrian Kobe University Hospital Zurich
  3. Antonios Valavanis University Hospital Zurich
  4. Hatem Alkadhi University Hospital Zurich
  5. Zsolt Kulcsár Universitätsspital Zürich
Form of presentation Poster
  • SSNR-Neuroradiology
Abstract text AIMS: Cinematic rendering (CR) is a recently introduced technique which is based on an advanced 3-dimensional (3-D) rendering algorithm allowing for a more photorealistic visualization of lesions compared to conventional volume rendering techniques (VRT). Purpose of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of CR for neuroradiological applications in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging datasets.

METHODS: Intracranial lesions as well as lesions of the head and neck were identified in which an application of cinematic rendering might be possible. CR images were reconstructed using a prototype rendering software.

RESULTS: Lesions with a high contrast (such as iodine or gadolinium containing structures as well as bony structures in CT) are displayed in CR reconstructed datasets. Image examples are given for common intracranial lesions and lesions of the head and neck region such as aneurysms, meningiomas, hemangiopericytomas, intracranial arterio-venous malformations, arterio-venous fistulas, complex skull fractures, carotid paragangliomas, and vascular malformations of the head and neck.

CONCLUSION: Cinematic rendering allows for the generation of photorealistic 3-D images of selected high vascularized intracranial and head and neck lesions as well as of bony structures. This technique might be a helpful tool for a better understanding and for preoperative planning of complex pathologies. Additional research is required to assess the added value of CR compared to 2-D images and conventional 3-D VRT.