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14 February 2012 Computer-aided 3D-shape construction of hearts from CT images for rapid prototyping
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Proceedings Volume 8290, Three-Dimensional Image Processing (3DIP) and Applications II; 829017 (2012)
Event: IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2012, Burlingame, California, United States
By developing a computer-aided modeling system, the 3D shapes of infant's heart have been constructed interactively from quality-limited CT images for rapid prototyping of biomodels. The 3D model was obtained by following interactive steps: (1) rough region cropping, (2) outline extraction in each slice with locally-optimized threshold, (3) verification and correction of outline overlap, (4) 3D surface generation of inside wall, (5) connection of inside walls, (6) 3D surface generation of outside wall, (7) synthesis of self-consistent 3D surface. The manufactured biomodels revealed characteristic 3D shapes of heart such as left atrium and ventricle, aortic arch and right auricle. Their real shape of cavity and vessel is suitable for surgery planning and simulation. It is a clear advantage over so-called "blood-pool" model which is massive and often found in 3D visualization of CT images as volume rendering perspective. The developed system contributed both to quality improvement and to modeling-time reduction, which may suggest a practical approach to establish a routine process for manufacturing heart biomodels. Further study on the system performance is now still in progress.
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Masayuki Fukuzawa, Yutaro Kato, Nobuyuki Nakamori, Seiichiro Ozawa, and Isao Shiraishi "Computer-aided 3D-shape construction of hearts from CT images for rapid prototyping", Proc. SPIE 8290, Three-Dimensional Image Processing (3DIP) and Applications II, 829017 (14 February 2012);

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