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Journal of Digital Imaging

, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp 706–720

First Online: 30 September 2009


This paper presents a framework to build medical training applications by using virtual reality and a tool that helps the class instantiation of this framework. The main purpose is to make easier the building of virtual reality applications in the medical training area, considering systems to simulate biopsy exams and make available deformation, collision detection, and stereoscopy functionalities. The instantiation of the classes allows quick implementation of the tools for such a purpose, thus reducing errors and offering low cost due to the use of open source tools. Using the instantiation tool, the process of building applications is fast and easy. Therefore, computer programmers can obtain an initial application and adapt it to their needs. This tool allows the user to include, delete, and edit parameters in the functionalities chosen as well as storing these parameters for future use. In order to verify the efficiency of the framework, some case studies are presented.

Key words3D simulation collision detection deformation framework open source stereoscopy virtual reality 3D imaging imaging, three-dimensional cancer detection computer assisted detection computer graphics computer simulation computers in medicine education medical Graphical User Interface GUI human-computer interaction imaging three-dimensional informatics training medical informatics applications programming Languages teaching medical training  Download fulltext PDF

Author: Ana Cláudia Melo Tiessi Gomes de Oliveira - Fátima de Lourdes dos Santos Nunes


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