vImplicit Volume Ray Cast Mesh Renderer for Breast Cancer Detection
International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research
a 3D reconstruction method using Implicit Volume Ray Cast Mesh Renderer is proposed to construct a 3D model from a series of real patient breast images. This method aims to visualize the diagnosed result from the 2D gray scale Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) images. It provides an interactive 3D model for medical doctors to have a better explanation regarding the diagnosed results to the patients. A series of 2D breast DICOM images are generated by using magnetic
... g magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Then, the images are sorted by using the directory reconstruction system. After the breast images are sorted, implicit ray cast algorithm and Otsu's multi threshold are employed for 3D reconstruction of breast cancer images and overlay with segmented breast cancer lesion. By comparing the proposed method with existing commercial software, the proposed method has utilized the breasts lesion detection to classify breast lesions during the 3D reconstruction process. Moreover, the tabulated results show that proposed method outperforms other commercial software. Index Terms-breast cancer, medical imaging, image processing, volume rendering, and breast cancer visualization K. S. Sim is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) at the Multimedia University of Malacca, Malaysia. His main areas of research are IC failure analysis, application of SEM, noise quantization, biomedical engineering and image processing. He has been working in the industrial and teaching line for more than 20 years. Ir. Prof Dr. Sim Kok Swee is an associate fellow for Malaysia Academic Science Malaysia, senior panel for Engineering Accreditation Council and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), fellow member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), fellow member of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Telecom Malaysia Quality Fellowship in GBA Center of Excellent. He is heavily involved in IEM as a Melaka State committee member, secretary, vice chairman, IEM Multimedia University student chapter advisor, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) MMU student chapter.