D3D augmented reality imaging system: proof of concept in mammography

David Douglas, Emanuel Petricoin, Lance Liotta, Eugene Wilson
2016 Medical Devices : Evidence and Research  
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to present images from simulated breast microcalcifications and assess the pattern of the microcalcifications with a technical development called "depth 3-dimensional (D3D) augmented reality". Materials and methods: A computer, head display unit, joystick, D3D augmented reality software, and an in-house script of simulated data of breast microcalcifications in a ductal distribution were used. No patient data was used and no statistical analysis was
more » ... ed. Results: The D3D augmented reality system demonstrated stereoscopic depth perception by presenting a unique image to each eye, focal point convergence, head position tracking, 3D cursor, and joystick fly-through. Conclusion: The D3D augmented reality imaging system offers image viewing with depth perception and focal point convergence. The D3D augmented reality system should be tested to determine its utility in clinical practice.
doi:10.2147/mder.s110756 pmid:27563261 pmcid:PMC4984822 fatcat:4436a6gsqrg4zjq46scs6ciza4