“3D Visualization in Medicine” by Yoo, Fuchs, Kikinis, Lorensen, State, et al. …

  • ©Terry S. Yoo, Henry Fuchs, Ron Kikinis, William (Bill) E. Lorensen, Andrei State, and Michael Vannier



Entry Number: 23


    3D Visualization in Medicine

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    Basic knowledge of 3D computer graphics and an understanding of the basic principles of image processing. Some familiarity with medical terminology or experience working on a clinical project useful but not necessary.

    Topics Covered
    The sources and characteristics of 3D clinical data (X-ray CT, MRI, SPECT, etc.), advanced displays (virtual worlds) in medicine, and interactive graphics for surgery.

    The growing health-care industry is providing new opportunities for applied research in computer graphics. This course concentrated on areas of the visualization pipeline not traditionally covered: acquisition and medical evaluation. It presented not only how to approach 3D visualization in medicine, but also, through case studies, the motivations and limitations of such methods. Participants interested in getting started in this area learned about the sources of volume medical data. Clinicians presented their views of visualization and what their requirements are for effective and safe applications of computer graphics in medicine.

Contributed By:

    Mary Whitton


    Charles Babbage Institute Archives, University of Minnesota

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