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J Nat Sci. 2016;2(9). pii: e215.

Augmented Reality Imaging System: 3D Viewing of a Breast Cancer.

Author information

1
Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
2
Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA.
3
Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University, Manassas, VA, USA.
4
Department of Radiology, Fort Benning, Columbus, GA, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To display images of breast cancer from a dedicated breast CT using Depth 3-Dimensional (D3D) augmented reality.

METHODS:

A case of breast cancer imaged using contrast-enhanced breast CT (Computed Tomography) was viewed with the augmented reality imaging, which uses a head display unit (HDU) and joystick control interface.

RESULTS:

The augmented reality system demonstrated 3D viewing of the breast mass with head position tracking, stereoscopic depth perception, focal point convergence and the use of a 3D cursor and joy-stick enabled fly through with visualization of the spiculations extending from the breast cancer.

CONCLUSION:

The augmented reality system provided 3D visualization of the breast cancer with depth perception and visualization of the mass's spiculations. The augmented reality system should be further researched to determine the utility in clinical practice.

PMID:
27774517
PMCID:
PMC5074083

Conflict of interest statement

Authors EP and LL have a financial interest in D3D technology. DD has a family member with a financial interest in D3D technology. JMB has a financial interest in breast CT. EW reports no conflict of interest.

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