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3D visualization of medical imaging using static volumetric display: CSpace
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Paper Abstract

Advances in medical imaging technologies are assisting radiologists in more accurate diagnoses. This paper details an autostereoscopic static volumetric display, called CSpace®, capable of projecting three-dimensional (3D) medical imaging data in 3D world coordinates. Using this innovative technology, the displayed 3D data set can be viewed in the optical medium from any perspective angle without the use of any viewing aid. The design of CSpace® allows a volume rendering of the surface and the interior of any organ of the human body. As a result, adjacent tissues can be better monitored, and disease diagnoses can be more accurate. In conjunction with CSpace hardware, we have developed a software architecture that can read digital imaging and communication in medicine (DICOM) files whether captured by ultrasound devices, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or computed tomography (CT) scanners. The software acquires the imaging parameters from the files' header, and then applies the parameters on the rendered 3D object to display it in the exact form it was captured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7625, Medical Imaging 2010: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, 76251M (27 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.846286
Show Author Affiliations
Hakki H. Refai, 3DIcon Corp. (United States)
Basel Salahieh, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
James J. Sluss Jr., Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7625:
Medical Imaging 2010: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling
Kenneth H. Wong; Michael I. Miga, Editor(s)

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