Exploring and slicing volumetric medical data in augmented reality using a spatially-aware mobile device

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We present a concept and early prototype for exploring volumetric medical data, e.g., from MRI or CT scans, in head-mounted Augmented Reality (AR) with a spatially tracked tablet. Our goal is to address the lack of immersion and intuitive input of conventional systems by providing spatial navigation to extract arbitrary slices from volumetric data directly in three-dimensional space. A 3D model of the medical data is displayed in the real environment, fixed to a particular location, using AR. The tablet is spatially moved through this virtual 3D model and shows the resulting slices as 2D images. We present several techniques that facilitate this overall concept, e.g., to place and explore the model, as well as to capture, annotate, and compare slices of the data. Furthermore, we implemented a proof-of-concept prototype that demonstrates the feasibility of our concepts. With our work we want to improve the current way of working with volumetric data slices in the medical domain and beyond.


TitelProceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct (ISMAR-Adjunct)
ISBN (elektronisch)978-1-6654-1298-8
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 6 Okt. 2021

Externe IDs

Scopus 85126358944
ORCID /0000-0002-1312-1528/work/142246461
ORCID /0000-0002-2176-876X/work/151435428