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Real-time auto-stereoscopic visualization of 3D medical images
Author(s): Luisa Portoni; Alexandre Patak; Pierre Noirard; Jean-Claude Grossetie; Cees van Berkel
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Paper Abstract

The work here described regards multi-viewer auto- stereoscopic visualization of 3D models of anatomical structures and organs of the human body. High-quality 3D models of more than 1600 anatomical structures have been reconstructed using the Visualization Toolkit, a freely available C++ class library for 3D graphics and visualization. 2D images used for 3D reconstruction comes from the Visible Human Data Set. Auto-stereoscopic 3D image visualization is obtained using a prototype monitor developed at Philips Research Labs, UK. This special multiview 3D-LCD screen has been connected directly to a SGI workstation, where 3D reconstruction and medical imaging applications are executed. Dedicated software has been developed to implement multiview capability. A number of static or animated contemporary views of the same object can simultaneously be seen on the 3D-LCD screen by several observers, having a real 3D perception of the visualized scene without the use of extra media as dedicated glasses or head-mounted displays. Developed software applications allow real-time interaction with visualized 3D models, didactical animations and movies have been realized as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3976, Medical Imaging 2000: Image Display and Visualization, (18 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383054
Show Author Affiliations
Luisa Portoni, Joint Research Ctr. of the European Commission (Italy)
Alexandre Patak, Joint Research Ctr. of the European Commission (Italy)
Pierre Noirard, Joint Research Ctr. of the European Commission (Italy)
Jean-Claude Grossetie, Joint Research Ctr. of the European Commission (Italy)
Cees van Berkel, Philips Research Labs. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3976:
Medical Imaging 2000: Image Display and Visualization
Seong Ki Mun, Editor(s)

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