author = "Balreira, Dennis Giovani and Maciel, Anderson and Walter, 
          affiliation = "{Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)} and {Federal 
                         University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)} and {Federal University 
                         of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)}",
                title = "Visualization system for the interior of objects with internal 
                         structures for surgery simulation",
            booktitle = "Proceedings...",
                 year = "2015",
               editor = "Segundo, Maur{\'{\i}}cio Pamplona and Faria, Fabio Augusto",
         organization = "Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images, 28. (SIBGRAPI)",
            publisher = "Sociedade Brasileira de Computa{\c{c}}{\~a}o",
              address = "Porto Alegre",
             keywords = "surgical simulators, solid textures, visualization system, 
                         computer graphics.",
             abstract = "Simulations present many advantages over other training 
                         methodologies since they reduce time and cost spent by 
                         professionals, offering less risk to the patients. Besides, 
                         studies show that the amount of realism seen in the simulators is 
                         positively correlated to the engaging of students in learning. 
                         Current simulations in virtual surgery use three-dimensional 
                         representations of organs without any internal structure. For some 
                         applications, however, there is a need to represent also the 
                         organs internal anatomical structures, such as blood vessels. We 
                         present, in this paper, a technique that allows arbitrarily 
                         oriented cuts through objects, particularly anatomical structures, 
                         reconstructing the mesh surface in the cutting zone. In the 
                         process, all internal structures participate in the final 
                         rendering of the generated surface. As a case study, we selected a 
                         human liver model with vessels and present the internal 
                         visualization of the liver in real time for arbitrary cutting 
                         planes. Our work has applications, for instance, in improving 
                         current state-of-the-art surgery simulators for training of 
                         students and medical doctors.",
  conference-location = "Salvador",
      conference-year = "Aug. 26-29, 2015",
             language = "en",
                  ibi = "8JMKD3MGPBW34M/3K2GG9H",
                  url = "",
           targetfile = "SIBGRAPI_WTD___Dissertation-Camera-Ready.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "2021, Dec. 04"