Documentation/4.4/Extensions/CurveMaker

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Introduction and Acknowledgements

Author: Junichi Tokuda (BWH), Laurent Chauvin (BWH)
Contact: Junichi Tokuda
License: Slicer license |- |

NA-MIC  
NCIGT  
SPL  

This work is supported by NA-MIC, NCIGT, and the Slicer Community. This work is partially supported by NIH R01CA138586 "A New Method For Improved Targeting in Image-Guided Abdominal Interventions" (PI: Nobuhiko Hata), P01-CA67165 "Image Guided Therapy" (PI: Ferenc Joelsz)

Extension Description

CurveMaker is a simple scripted module to generate a 3D curve from a fiducial list. Curves between fiducial points are interpolated by vtkSplineFilter. The curve is dynamically updated as the fiducial list is modified (moved/added/deleted). The module is useful to draw lines in 3D space, or visualize tracked catheters.

Use Cases

  • Draw lines in 3D.
  • Visualization of catheters.
CurveMaker GUI and result of 3D curve.

Panels and their use

  • Parameters
    • Source points: The list of fiducial points on the curve
    • Curve model: The model of the curve.
    • Radius: The radius of the curve model.
    • Interpolation: The method to interpolate the fiducial points.
      • None: The points are connected by a straight line.
      • Cardinal Spline: The default method.
      • Hermite Spline: The same interpolation method as the Documentation/Nightly/Modules/Endoscopy module. Useful for visualizing the trajectory of the virtual endoscope.
    • Enable: Start updating the curve model based on the curve. While this check box is on, the curve model is automatically updated whenever the parameters are modified.

Tutorials

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References

Information for Developers

The code is available at Github.


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