A modified color display for computed tomography

John M. Bramble, Richard Laws, Michael F. Insana

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An algorithm for color assignment of computed tomography (CT) scans is presented. The intention is to produce color images similar to illustrations in anatomy atlases. There are three major advantages to the use of this color assignment algorithm. A single color image may replace the multiple monochrome density range pictures now used for portraying CT information. Perception of low spatial frequencies is improved, which may improve detection of soft tissue tumors. Finally, there are economic advantages for using color displays and printed color copies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-44
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • color assignment
  • Color display
  • color hard copy
  • computed tomography
  • radiology display

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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