A method for rapid computation of maximum intensity projection images

Bradley J. Erickson, Daniel W. Rettmann

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We describe a method for rapid calculation of maximum intensity projection (MIP) images. The method is applied to 10 example cases with more extensive testing in 1 case. Measurements of calculation time for all 10 cases show good performance (less than 1.2 seconds) for calculating a MIP image that is a very faithful representation of the original (less than 2% of pixels differ from original image). We also demonstrate that the computation time is related linearly to the number of pixels used, allowing arbitrarily rapid computation rates. This technique may be helpful as a navigation aid in evaluation magnetic resonance (MR) angiography data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-208
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Issue number3 SUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 1997


  • Image processing
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Maximum intensity projection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications


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