Posted by: Leslie White | June 30, 2010

A post about Fovia on VizWorld

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I follow the Viz World Blog and yesterday there was a post briefly discussing the potentiality of doctors using volume rendering in their practice. I was excited to see it mentioned on one of my favorite blogs. I first learned about Fovia in October of 2008 when Dr. W Paul Brown visited UIC for the 3rd annual Frank Armitage lecture. At that time, I had not even been accepted into the BVIS program yet, but I remember being completely blown away as Dr. Brown showed us a 3D scan of a mummy still in its sarcophagus. Fovia is actually a plug-in for the free software Osirix, and it offers high-detail volume rendering of scanned CT and MRI data. I can’t help but imagine what it would be like if doctors started using a patient’s individual scanned CT files to diagnose internal afflictions. To see some incredible screenshots of Fovia volume rendering, check out their breathtaking photo gallery.

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