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Clinical experience with a stereoscopic image workstation
Author(s): Christopher J. Henri; D. Louis Collins; Gordon Pike; A. Olivier; Terence M. Peters
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Paper Abstract

Stereoscopic radiography has been used routinely at the Montreal Neurological Institute for many years. Recently, with the advent of stereoscopic acquisition and display techniques for digital angiography, together with the increased use of 3-D display techniques for medical images, we have developed and implemented a stereoscopic display workstation for use in a clinical context. The system is based on standard AT-bus computer hardware and includes a high performance monitor equipped with a liquid-crystal polarizing shutter to display the stereoscopic images. The most significant application of this system has been planning for the stereotactic implantation of EEG recording electrodes. Here the surgeon has the ability not only to view the imaged anatomy in three-dimensions, but he is also able to interact with the images and to plan surgical procedures in a more realistic manner than traditional 2-D approaches. Display modes include vascular anatomy (from stereoscopic digital subtraction or MR angiography), or a combination of DSA images and 3-D volume-rendered MR or CT reconstructions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1444, Medical Imaging V: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45182
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher J. Henri, Montreal Neurological Institute/McGill Univ. (Canada)
D. Louis Collins, Montreal Neurological Institute/McGill Univ. (Canada)
Gordon Pike, Montreal Neurological Institute/McGill Univ. (Canada)
A. Olivier, Montreal Neurological Institute/McGill Univ. (Canada)
Terence M. Peters, Montreal Neurological Institute/McGill Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1444:
Medical Imaging V: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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