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Ebert, L.C., Schweitzer, W., Gascho, D., Ruder, T.D., Flach, P.M., Thali, M.J. and Ampanozi, G. (2017) Forensic 3D Visualization of CT Data Using Cinematic Rolume Rendering. A Preliminary Study. American Journal of Roentgenology, 208, 233-240.
https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.16.16499

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  • TITLE: Virtual Anatomy: The Dissecting Theatre of the Future—Implementation of Cinematic Rendering in a Large 8 K High-Resolution Projection Environment

    AUTHORS: Franz A. Fellner, Klaus Engel, Christoph Kremer

    KEYWORDS: Virtual Anatomy, Education, Cinematic Rendering (CR), Volume Rendering (VR), High-Resolution, 3D Display, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance (MR)

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Vol.10 No.8, July 27, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Modern computer techniques have been in use for several years to generate three-dimensional visualizations of human anatomy. Very good 3-D computer models of the human body are now available and used routinely in anatomy instruction. These techniques are subsumed under the heading “virtual anatomy” to distinguish them from the conventional study of anatomy entailing cadavers and anatomy textbooks. Moreover, other imaging procedures (X-ray, angiography, CT and MR) are also used in virtual anatomy instruction. A recently introduced three-dimensional post-processing technique named Cinematic Rendering now makes it possible to use the output of routine CT and MR examinations as the basis for highly photo-realistic 3-D depictions of human anatomy. We have installed Cinematic Rendering (enabled for stereoscopy) in a high-definition 8K 3-D projection space that accommodates an audience of 150. The space’s projection surface measures 16 × 9 meters; images can be projected on both the front wall and the floor. A game controller can be used to operate Cinematic Rendering software so that it can generate interactive real-time depictions of human anatomy on the basis of CT and MR data sets. This prototype installation was implemented without technical problems; in day-to-day, real-world use over a period of 22 months, there were no impairments of service due to software crashes or other technical problems. We are already employing this installation routinely for educational offerings open to the public, courses for students in the health professions, and (continuing) professional education units for medical interns, residents and specialists—in, so to speak, the dissecting theater of the future.