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3D Printing, Visualization, and Immersive Display

Model and 3D print out of the head of the VHP male dataset.
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The 3D Printing, Visualization, and Immersive Display project is studying how to represent, display, and present biomedical information that is inherently more than two-dimensional, in order to maximize user understanding and retention of the underlying knowledge. Such biomedical information includes three-dimensional data, tactile information, and information best represented in a Cartesian coordinate system. Current investigations are using layered manufacturing systems, stereo projection displays, and advanced computer graphics and animation programming techniques to advance 3D visual communication. This project is an extension of informatics beyond the collection and indexing of information.

Publications/Tools: 
Morse B, Yoo TS, Rheingans P, Chen DT, Subramanian KR. Interpolating Implicit Surfaces From Scattered Surface Data Using Compactly Supported Radial Basis Functions. In: Werner R, editor. Proceedings of the SMI 2001 International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications; 2001 May 7-11; Genova, Italy. Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society Press; 2001. p. 89-98.
Yoo TS, Morse B, Subramanian KR, Rheingans P, Ackerman MJ. Anatomical Modeling from Unstructured Samples Using Variational Implicit Surfaces. In: Westwood JD, Hoffman HM, Mogel GT, Stredney D, Robb RA, editors. Stud Health Technol Inform [Studies in Health Technology and Informatics] -- Proceedings of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 2001;81:594-600. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Kakadiaris IA, Chen D, Miller MJ, Loftin RB, Patrick C. Simulation-based determination of breast tissue engineering design patterns. Third Biennial Tissue Engineering Society International Meeting; 2000 Nov 30-Dec 3; Orlando, Florida.
Lin C, Loftin RB, Kakadiaris IA, Chen D, Su S. Interaction with Medical Volume Data on a Projection Workbench. 10th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2000); 2000 Oct 25-27; National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Chen D, Kakadiaris IA, Miller MJ, Loftin RB, Patrick C. Modeling for Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery. In: Delp SL, DiGioia AM, Jaramaz B, editors. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI); 2000 Oct 11-14; Pittsburgh. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1935. Springer; 2000. p. 1040-50. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-40899-4_108.
Yoo TS, Machiraju R, editors. Image Processing for Volume Graphics and Analysis. Tutorial Notes for IEEE Visualization 2000; 2000 Oct 8-13; Salt Lake City. 125 pages.
Ebert D, McClanahan T, Rheingans P, Yoo TS. Direct Volume Rendering from Photographic Data. In: deLeeuw W, van Liere R, editors. DataVisualization 2000: Proceedings of the Joint EUROGRAPHICS and IEEE TCVG [Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics] Symposium on Visualization; 2000 May 29-30; Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Berlin: Springer-Verlag; 2000 May 19. p. 137-46.
Yoo TS. Advances Toward Understanding of Multimodal Volume Data. Proceedings of High Care 2000: Innovations in Medicine; 2000 Feb 25-27; Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany.

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