Interaction with Volume-Rendered Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Images in Virtual Reality

TitleInteraction with Volume-Rendered Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Images in Virtual Reality
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLasso, A., Nam HH., Dinh PV., Pinter C., Fillion-Robin J-CC.., Pieper S., Jhaveri S., Vimort J-BB.., Martin K., Asselin M., McGowan FX., Kikinis R., Fichtinger G., & Jolley MA.
JournalJ Am Soc Echocardiogr
Volume31
Number10
Pagination1158-60–
Date Published10
Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) imaging is increasingly important in echocardiography. However, viewing of 3D images on a flat, two-dimensional screen is a barrier to comprehension of latent information. There have been previous attempts to visualize the full 3D nature of the data, but they have not been widely adopted. For example, 3D printing offers realistic interaction but is time consuming, has limited means for the observer to move into or through the model, and is not yet practical for routine clinical use. Furthermore, the heart beats, and 3D printed models are static. Stereoscopic viewing on 2D screens (as at a movie theater) is possible but is expensive, may not provide an immersive experience, and does not have integrated 3D input devices (controllers).

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