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October 1991

Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Temporal Bone From Computed Tomographic Scans on a Personal Computer

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Melbourne (Australia).

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117(10):1158-1161. doi:10.1001/archotol.1991.01870220106019

• The advantages of computer reconstruction of anatomical structures from computed tomographic scans are common knowledge by now. Unfortunately, to date most reconstructions have required the use of large computers and/or have entailed tedious manual contour tracing. The system described here allows largely automatc detection of surfaces in computed tomographic scans plus the usual display capabilities including feature selection, magnification, rotation, shading, and slicing as well as measurement of lengths and angles. It runs on a normal International Business Machines AT-compatible computer with a medium-resolution video card.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117:1158-1161)