Documentation/Nightly/Modules/Endoscopy

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Introduction and Acknowledgements

Information on NA-MIC can be obtained from the NA-MIC website.
Author: Steve Pieper, Isomics, Inc.
Contact: Steve Pieper,

Isomics, Inc.  
National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC)  


Module Description

Use Cases

Endoscopy module in use

The typical use of this module is the creation of an animated fly-through of a structure such as the colon. With this module you can use interactively selected fiducial points as the control points for a 3D curve. This curve defines the flight path of the camera. The camera's speed and field of view can be controlled during playback.

Tutorials

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Panels

Create a model

  • Segment the target anatomy (colon, airways, etc.) using the Editor module or other segmentation tools
  • Create a surface model using the Model Maker module
  • Modify the generated model in the Models module: turn of Culling of Backface (to allow visualization of the inside of the surface)

Create a fly-through path

  • Create a path model as a spline interpolation of a set of fiducial points.
  • Pick the Camera to be modified by the path and the Fiducial List defining the control points.
  • Clicking "Create path" will make a path model and enable the flythrough panel.

View the fly-through

  • Turn off visibility of the fiducials in the Annotations module (so that they don't obstruct the view)
  • You can manually scroll though the path with the Frame slider.
  • The Play/Pause button toggles animated flythrough.
    • The Frame Skip slider speeds up the animation by skipping points on the path.
    • The Frame Delay slider slows down the animation by adding more time between frames.
  • The View Angle provides is used to approximate the optics of an endoscopy system.


References

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Information for Developers