Cinematic rendering in CT: A novel, lifelike 3D visualization technique

Marwen Eid, Carlo N. De Cecco, John W. Nance, Damiano Caruso, Moritz H. Albrecht, Adam J. Spandorfer, Domenico De Santis, Akos Varga-Szemes, U. Joseph Schoepf

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to present an overview of cinematic rendering, illustrating its potential advantages and applications. CONCLUSION. Volume-rendered reconstruction, obtaining 3D visualization from original CT datasets, is increasingly used by physicians and medical educators in various clinical and educational scenarios. Cinematic rendering is a novel 3D rendering algorithm that simulates the propagation and interaction of light rays as they pass through the volumetric data, showing a more photorealistic representation of 3D images than achieved with standard volume rendering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-379
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2017


  • 3D visualization
  • CT
  • Cinematic rendering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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