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Holography and the virtual patient: the holographic medical image
Author(s): Kathryn Ko; Ronald R. Erickson; John M. Webster
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Paper Abstract

Practical holographic systems utilizing the pulsed laser are finding potential applications in medicine. Exploiting both the hologram's true 3D image and holographic interferometry these techniques enhance the physician's vision beyond the 2D radiological imaging of even the best CT and MRI. The authors describe the use of pulsed laser holography as applied to the morphological specialties: anatomy, pathology, and surgery. The authors report on the Holographic Brain Anatomy Atlas for medical education; pathologic documentation with holography, and the use of holographic interferometry in surgical planning. The techniques are outlined and a discussion on the interpretation of holographic interferometry with living subjects is provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2866, International Conference on Holography and Optical Information Processing (ICHOIP '96), (31 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.263106
Show Author Affiliations
Kathryn Ko, Cornell Univ. Medical College (United States)
Ronald R. Erickson, Media Interface, Ltd. (United States)
John M. Webster, Univ. of Portsmouth and Holographics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2866:
International Conference on Holography and Optical Information Processing (ICHOIP '96)
Guoguang Mu; Guofan Jin; Glenn T. Sincerbox, Editor(s)

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