|Title||Interaction with Volume-Rendered Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Images in Virtual Reality|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Lasso, 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.|
|Journal||J Am Soc Echocardiogr|
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).
|PerkWeb Citation Key||Lasso2018|