Virtual or real: lifelike cinematic rendering of adrenal tumors
Lei Tang, Yuquan Wang, Xiushu Yang, Guangheng Luo, Xianchun Zeng, Rongpin Wang, Bin Song
Quant Imaging Med Surg . 2021 Aug;11(8):3854-3866. doi: 10.21037/qims-20-1282.
The adrenal gland is small in size and hidden in location. Adrenal tumors are relatively difficult to diagnose due to the wide variety of tumors and partial overlap of image features. Cinematic rendering (CR) is a novel, three-dimensional post-processing technology that simulates how light propagates in the real world, providing high-resolution visualizations that truly present subtle anatomical details. We retrospectively collected a series of pathologically confirmed adrenal tumor cases, raw data was introduced into the post-processing workstation, and different tools and templates of CR software were used for reconstruction and rendering. Compared with traditional black and white two-dimensional images and three-dimensional volume rendering (VR) images, CR images were more colorful, layered, and closer to the truth. CR has potential in diagnosing and preoperative planning of adrenal tumors, allowing vivid and realistic visualization of tumor location, morphology, different components (solid, cystic, fat, calcification, etc.), the pattern of enhancement, and the relationship with surrounding tissues and organs.
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