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1. AU1996059609 - Anatomical visualization system

Office Australia
Application Number 59609/96
Application Date 31.05.1996
Publication Number 1996059609
Publication Date 06.02.1997
Publication Kind A
IPC
G06T 17/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
173D modelling for computer graphics
G06F 19/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
19Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific applications
CPC
G06T 17/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
17Three dimensional [3D] modelling, e.g. data description of 3D objects
G16H 30/20
GPHYSICS
16INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY [ICT] SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR SPECIFIC APPLICATION FIELDS
HHEALTHCARE INFORMATICS, i.e. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY [ICT] SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR THE HANDLING OR PROCESSING OF MEDICAL OR HEALTHCARE DATA
30ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images
20for handling medical images, e.g. DICOM, HL7 or PACS
Applicants Interact Medical Technologies Corporation
Inventors Chen, David T.
McKenna, Michael A
Pieper, Steven D
Priority Data 08457692 01.06.1995 US
Title
(EN) Anatomical visualization system
Abstract
(EN)
The present invention provides an anatomical visualization system comprising a first database that comprises a plurality of 2-D slice images generated by scanning a structure. The 2-D slice images are stored in a first data format. A second database is also provided that comprises a 3-D computer model of the scanned structure. The 3-D computer model comprises a first software object that is defined by a 3-D geometry database. Apparatus are provided for inserting a second software object into the 3-D computer model so as to augment the 3-D computer model. The second software object is also defined by a 3-D geometry database, and includes a planar surface. Apparatus for determining the specific 2-D slice image associated with the position of the planar surface of the second software object within the augmented 3-D computer model are provided in a preferred embodiment of the invention. Also provided are apparatus for texture mapping the specific 2-D slice image onto the planar surface of the second software object. Display apparatus are provided for displaying an image of the augmented 3-D computer model so as to simultaneously provide a view of the first software object and the specific 2-D slice image texture mapped onto the planar surface of the second software object.

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