Many DICOM viewers now feature multi-planar reconstructions (MPR) which use the data from the original plane of acquisition (CT/MRI/PET scans are typically acquired in a single plane) to then generate a series of images in the other two orthogonal planes. Whilst these MPR functions provide a massive advantage compared to simply viewing the patient’s anatomy in a single plane, individually scrolling through these three (3) orthogonal planes doesn’t provide any contextual information of the 3D anatomical structures.
Using the 3D slicer tool within 3Dicom, users in all tiers of 3Dicom are able to ‘cut’ into the 3D volumetric model in the three axis and expose 3D anatomical structures at various density values. Watching the short video below, it’s possible to see how the 3D slicing tool can also be used to hide parts of the overall scan and focus on a particular area of interest.
Keep up to date with the 3Dicom software by installing the Singular Health launcher as we will soon be matching the 2D view slices on the right hand side with the current 3D slicer positions along with many more features to further improve the 3D slicing tool.
If you’re interested in viewing anatomy from any angle, slicing through patient-specific anatomy and visualising joints, vasculature, muscles and much more, download 3Dicom Lite and load in almost any DICOM and/or NII file for a fully immersive 3D visualisation experience.
Please note that this blog is purely for educational and marketing purposes and doesn’t not purport to be medical advice. 3Dicom is currently registered as a TGA Class 1 Visualisation device and is not approved for diagnostic purposes.