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3-D Display Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Spine
Author(s): Alan C Nelson; Yongmin Kim; Robert M Haralick; Paul A Anderson; Roger H Johnson; Larry A DeSoto
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Paper Abstract

The original data is produced through standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures with a surface coil applied to the lower back of a normal human subject. The 3-D spine image data consists of twenty-six contiguous slices with 256 x 256 pixels per slice. Two methods for visualization of the 3-D spine are explored. One method utilizes a verifocal mirror system which creates a true 3-D virtual picture of the object. Another method uses a standard high resolution monitor to simultaneously show the three orthogonal sections which intersect at any user-selected point within the object volume. We discuss the application of these systems in assessment of low back pain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0902, Three-Dimensional Imaging and Remote Sensing Imaging, (8 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944746
Show Author Affiliations
Alan C Nelson, University of Washington (United States)
Yongmin Kim, University of Washington (United States)
Robert M Haralick, University of Washington (United States)
Paul A Anderson, University of Washington (United States)
Roger H Johnson, University of Washington (United States)
Larry A DeSoto, University of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0902:
Three-Dimensional Imaging and Remote Sensing Imaging
Woodrow E. Robbins, Editor(s)

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