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Real-Time Interactive Facilities Associated With A 3-D Medical Workstation
Author(s): S. M. Goldwasser; R. A. Reynolds; D. Talton; E. Walsh
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Paper Abstract

Biomedical workstations of the future will incorporate three-dimensional interactive capabilities which provide real-time response to most common operator requests. Such systems will find application in many areas of medicine including clinical diagnosis, surgical and radiation therapy planning, biomedical research based on functional imaging, and medical education. This paper considers the requirements of these future systems in terms of image quality, performance, and the interactive environment, and examines the relationship of workstation capabilities to specific medical applications. We describe a prototype physician's workstation that we have designed and built to meet many of these requirements (using conventional graphics technology in conjunction with a custom real-time 3-D processor), and give an account of the remaining issues and challenges that future designers of such systems will have to address.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 1986
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0626, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XIV and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (12 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.975433
Show Author Affiliations
S. M. Goldwasser, University of Pennsylvania (United States)
R. A. Reynolds, University of Pennsylvania (United States)
D. Talton, University of Pennsylvania (United States)
E. Walsh, University of Pennsylvania (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0626:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XIV and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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