3D Modelling Software for Biomed
Posted on 2009-04-22
Hi there everyone,
I'm doing some research where I'll have MRI or CT scan data from various body parts, including a heart, eyeball, and liver. I'd like to create a 3D model of these organs. That's not really a difficult task for me. What I would like to do though, is to take 2D cross-sectional images from my scan data, create 3D poly meshes from it (with thickness/volume, not flat 2D meshes in 3d space), and then place the 3D mesh inside my model. I'm aware that I will have to "curve" the mesh to fit inside the model.
Another useful feature would be being able to export the model to a 3D voxel-based format (from the 3D poly format of the program) so I can do additional filtering, histogram analysis, etc, in MATLAB.
So far, I've checked out the following:
SolidWorks may not have a suitable API for this, AnSys may not have a simple enough interface for creating the normalized 3d vector model, and 3dSMAX seems to be only for design, not for data registration.
Thank you all in advance,