Virtual embryology: a 3D library reconstructed from human embryo sections and animation of development process.

M. Komori, T. Miura, K. Shiota, K. Minato, T. Takahashi

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Abstract

The volumetric shape of a human embryo and its development is hard to comprehend as they have been viewed as a 2D schemes in a textbook or microscopic sectional image. In this paper, a CAI and research support system for human embryology using multimedia presentation techniques is described. In this system, 3D data is acquired from a series of sliced specimens. Its 3D structure can be viewed interactively by rotating, extracting, and truncating its whole body or organ. Moreover, the development process of embryos can be animated using a morphing technique applied to the specimen in several stages. The system is intended to be used interactively, like a virtual reality system. Hence, the system is called Virtual Embryology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1229-1230
Number of pages2
JournalMedinfo. MEDINFO
Volume8 Pt 2
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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