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Electronic imaging of the human body
Author(s): Michael W. Vannier; Randall E. Yates; Jennifer J. Whitestone
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Paper Abstract

The Human Engineering Division of the Armstrong Laboratory (USAF); the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology; the Washington University School of Medicine; and the Lister-Hill National Center for Biomedical Communication, National Library of Medicine are sponsoring a working group on electronic imaging of the human body. Electronic imaging of the surface of the human body has been pursued and developed by a number of disciplines including radiology, forensics, surgery, engineering, medical education, and anthropometry. The applications range from reconstructive surgery to computer-aided design (CAD) of protective equipment. Although these areas appear unrelated, they have a great deal of commonality. All the organizations working in this area are faced with the challenges of collecting, reducing, and formatting the data in an efficient and standard manner; storing this data in a computerized database to make it readily accessible; and developing software applications that can visualize, manipulate, and analyze the data. This working group is being established to encourage effective use of the resources of all the various groups and disciplines involved in electronic imaging of the human body surface by providing a forum for discussing progress and challenges with these types of data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1808, Visualization in Biomedical Computing '92, (22 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131101
Show Author Affiliations
Michael W. Vannier, Washington Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Randall E. Yates, Air Force Armstrong Lab. (United States)
Jennifer J. Whitestone, Air Force Armstrong Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1808:
Visualization in Biomedical Computing '92

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