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Bengalenggcollege Adeemeduniversity
12-30-2003, 08:59 PM
Thanks once again those who have replied to my q
Hi Biomech_L Members,

Thanks once again those who have replied to my quarry.
I am late in posting the summary of responses to my original question.
The original posting and the summary of responses are given below.

Wish you a "Very Happy New Year".

With regards


Amit Roychowdhury, Ph.D
Department of Applied Mechanics
Bengal Engineering College (Deemed University)
Howrah 711 103, West Bengal

Tel: +91-33-2668 4562/63; Extn: 277
Fax: +91-33-2668 4564, 2916
email: archowdhury@appmech.becs.ac.in


Hi Biomech_L Members,

We are working on the development of a 3D FE model of human elbow/ pelvis from CT scan images (available in DICOM format).

It will be verymuch helpful if you kindly give us the details(codes of
well known software like IDL or language like c, c++, vc++ etc) of the
processes to extract the boundary of each CT images and to develop
the rquired volumes and to read the density from CT gray values to provide the element by element inhomogeneous material properties.

We shall be highly obliged if you kindly help us in this area.

With regards


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Dear Amit,
I would suggest that you contact Professor Jayaram Udupa at the University
of Pennsylvania. He has software that can do all of these things and more.
It may be possible to make an agreement to license this software from his
group. http://mipgsun.mipg.upenn.edu/

Best of Luck,
Carl Imhauser

Hi Amit,

You should try downloading "Slicer" software from www.slicer.org, developed
at Harvard in USA. It is free to download, reads in CT-slices in DICOM
format, as well as others, and allows you to reconstruct the volume and
build 3D models.

That should help you, best of luck,

Niall Rooney, UCD, Ireland
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Dear Dr. Roychowdhury,

perhaps the 3D Doctor software can be useful in your researches:

Best regards,

Wagner de Godoy
Gait Laboratory

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try with this site:


Paolo Caravaggi
Milan – Italy

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Try www.simpleware.co.uk. This will do all you want - but it will cost you
and arm and a leg (£10000)
Another one is Amira at www.tgs.com. Does not extract the grayscales though.

Otherwise you have to stick with C++ (VTK will do it all for you).

Good luck,

Dr. Björn Olsen
Group Head - Computational Biomechanics
MEM Research Center for Orthopaedic Surgery
Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics
University of Bern
Murtenstr. 35, P.O. Box 8354
CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland