Kumara P, Kirana (2012) Extracting Three Dimensional Surface Model of Human Kidney from the Visible Human Data Set using Free Software. In: Leonardo Electronic Journal of Practices and Technologies, 11 (20). pp. 115-126.
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Three dimensional digital model of a representative human kidney is needed for a surgical simulator that is capable of simulating a laparoscopic surgery involving kidney. Buying a three dimensional computer model of a representative human kidney, or reconstructing a human kidney from an image sequence using commercial software, both involve (sometimes significant amount of) money. In this paper, author has shown that one can obtain a three dimensional surface model of human kidney by making use of images from the Visible Human Data Set and a few free software packages (ImageJ, ITK-SNAP, and MeshLab in particular). Images from the Visible Human Data Set, and the software packages used here, both do not cost anything. Hence, the practice of extracting the geometry of a representative human kidney for free, as illustrated in the present work, could be a free alternative to the use of expensive commercial software or to the purchase of a digital model.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to the Author|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing|
|Date Deposited:||17 Aug 2012 07:01|
|Last Modified:||17 Aug 2012 07:01|
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