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Technical report on the surface reconstruction of stacked contours by using the commercial software
Author(s): Dong Sun Shin; Min Suk Chung; Sung Bae Hwang; Jin Seo Park
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Paper Abstract

After drawing and stacking contours of a structure, which is identified in the serially sectioned images, three-dimensional (3D) image can be made by surface reconstruction. Usually, software is composed for the surface reconstruction. In order to compose the software, medical doctors have to acquire the help of computer engineers. So in this research, surface reconstruction of stacked contours was tried by using commercial software. The purpose of this research is to enable medical doctors to perform surface reconstruction to make 3D images by themselves. The materials of this research were 996 anatomic images (1 mm intervals) of left lower limb, which were made by serial sectioning of a cadaver. On the Adobe Photoshop, contours of 114 anatomic structures were drawn, which were exported to Adobe Illustrator files. On the Maya, contours of each anatomic structure were stacked. On the Rhino, superoinferior lines were drawn along all stacked contours to fill quadrangular surfaces between contours. On the Maya, the contours were deleted. 3D images of 114 anatomic structures were assembled with their original locations preserved. With the surface reconstruction technique, developed in this research, medical doctors themselves could make 3D images of the serially sectioned images such as CTs and MRIs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6509, Medical Imaging 2007: Visualization and Image-Guided Procedures, 65091W (22 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.708085
Show Author Affiliations
Dong Sun Shin, Ajou Univ. School of Medicine (South Korea)
Min Suk Chung, Ajou Univ. School of Medicine (South Korea)
Sung Bae Hwang, Kyungbuk College (South Korea)
Jin Seo Park, Ajou Univ. School of Medicine (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6509:
Medical Imaging 2007: Visualization and Image-Guided Procedures
Kevin R. Cleary; Michael I. Miga, Editor(s)

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