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Vol 74, No 3 (2015)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-09-02
Submitted: 2014-05-08
Accepted: 2014-06-19
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Segmentation and surface reconstruction of a cadaver heart on Mimics software

D. S. Shin, S. Lee, H. S. Park, S.-B. Lee, M. S. Chung
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2015.0056
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Pubmed: 26339820
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Folia Morphol 2015;74(3):372-377.

open access

Vol 74, No 3 (2015)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-09-02
Submitted: 2014-05-08
Accepted: 2014-06-19

Abstract

The Visible Korean research team used Mimics software (Materialise, Leuven, Belgium) for the segmentation and subsequent surface reconstruction of heart structures using information obtained from sectioned images of a cadaver. Twenty-six heart components were outlined in advance on Photoshop (Adobe Systems, San Jose, CA, USA). By use of the Mimics, the outlined images were then browsed along with the vertical planes as well as the 3-dimensional surface models, which were immediately built by piling the images. Erroneous delineation was readily detected and revised until satisfactory heart models were acquired. The surface models and the selected sectioned images in horizontal, coronal, and sagittal planes were inputted into a PDF file, where any combinations of reconstructed constituents could be displayed and rotated by the user. Mimics software accelerated the segmentation and surface reconstruction of heart anatomical structures. Similar benefits hopefully result from various serial images of other organs. The PDF file, and plane and stereoscopic image data are being distributed to others, and should prove valuable for medical students and clinicians.  

Abstract

The Visible Korean research team used Mimics software (Materialise, Leuven, Belgium) for the segmentation and subsequent surface reconstruction of heart structures using information obtained from sectioned images of a cadaver. Twenty-six heart components were outlined in advance on Photoshop (Adobe Systems, San Jose, CA, USA). By use of the Mimics, the outlined images were then browsed along with the vertical planes as well as the 3-dimensional surface models, which were immediately built by piling the images. Erroneous delineation was readily detected and revised until satisfactory heart models were acquired. The surface models and the selected sectioned images in horizontal, coronal, and sagittal planes were inputted into a PDF file, where any combinations of reconstructed constituents could be displayed and rotated by the user. Mimics software accelerated the segmentation and surface reconstruction of heart anatomical structures. Similar benefits hopefully result from various serial images of other organs. The PDF file, and plane and stereoscopic image data are being distributed to others, and should prove valuable for medical students and clinicians.  

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Keywords

heart, visible human projects, computer-assisted image processing, three-dimensional imaging, user-computer interface

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Title

Segmentation and surface reconstruction of a cadaver heart on Mimics software

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 74, No 3 (2015)

Pages

372-377

Published online

2015-09-02

DOI

10.5603/FM.2015.0056

Pubmed

26339820

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2015;74(3):372-377.

Keywords

heart
visible human projects
computer-assisted image processing
three-dimensional imaging
user-computer interface

Authors

D. S. Shin
S. Lee
H. S. Park
S.-B. Lee
M. S. Chung

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