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3D stereo display of medical scan data


Stuart Golodetz

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Computer Science, Part B
Computer Science and Philosophy, Part C
Mathematics and Computer Science, Part C
Computer Science, Part C


The Medical Imaging research group has been working with a variety of data sourced from CT and MRI scans. This data comes in collections of (generally greyscale) slices which together make up 3D images.

Our group has developed software to generate 3D models of the major organs in these images. This project aims to develop a simple augmented reality simulation for the Oculus Rift which will render these organs within a transparent model of a human and allow the user to walk around the model so as to view the organs from any angle. This has a number of possible applications, including to train medical students and to help surgeons to explain medical procedures to their patients.