Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Reaction: Marching cubes: A High Resolution 3D Surface Construction Algorithm

First thing that caught my eye is the date when this paper was written in - 1987 (which coincidentally is my birth year). Things have indeed changed since then but was a good paper to read. The authors have talked about the marching cube algorithm using the techniques that I am familiar with like the divide and conquer algorithm. I do not have any medical background so it was good to have an information flow in this domain. Good to know how technology is woven with medical domain.
Implementation at that period of time was done on C and Sun workstations as the authors mention. Wonder they will perform on todays multicore processors and high level languages. The diagrams not too clear e.g. cut MR brain but are a good attempt considering that the paper was published in 1987.