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3D Medical Image vizualizaion

A new technique to assist medical staff visualize and exploit large data sets produced by medical imaging techniques is being developed. It is based on haptic feedback, a recently developed technology which takes advantage of the kinesthetic and tactile channels of human operators. A system is being developed that will allow better interrogation of 3-D volumic medical image, aimed at a significant reduction of errors in interpretation and manipulation in three dimensions. This will apply both in situations where the "operator" is a radiologist interpreting the data or a surgeon being guided by the images. Effectiveness of associating mechanical and textural properties to medical images will be determined for specific tasks, using performance measures obtained from populations of trained and untrained subjects.

D. Yi, V. Hayward

Annual Report

Mon Jun 26 21:22:20 GMT 2000