medvis.org is a community site dealing with all things Medical Visualization. You’ll be able to find datasets and software to play with, articles to read, and the (perhaps not so) latest breaking news on things that medical visualizationers (ha ha) find interesting.
This site was conceived and set up by Charl Botha. Currently there are four semi-active contributors:
- Charl Botha: Charl currently works at vxlabs. Before this he was a assistant professor in Medical Visualization at the TU Delft in the Netherlands. His specialties include medical visualization, data visualization, (medical) image processing and analysis, and software engineering.
- Kai Lawonn: Kai is currently an assistant professor in visualization at the University of Jena, Germany. He defended his PhD thesis in the exciting field of illustrative medical visualization. Before this he studied Mathematics at the Free University Berlin.
- Noeska Smit: Noeska is currently an associate professor in medical visualization at the University of Bergen, Norway. In addition, she is affiliated with the Mohn Medical Imaging and Visualization centre at the Haukeland University Hospital. She holds a PhD from the Computer Graphics and Visualization group at the Delft University of Technology on the topic of atlas-based visualization for surgical planning and anatomy education. Before this, she studied Computer Science and even before that, she was a radiographer.
- Paul Rea: Paul is a Senior Lecturer in Human Anatomy and Licensed Teacher of Anatomy at the University of Glasgow, U.K. He is the Programme Leader for the MSc Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy a joint taught degree between the University of Glasgow, U.K. and the School of Simulation and Visualisation, The Glasgow School of Art. He has supervised research projects in augmented and virtual reality, 3D modelling and animations, photogrammetry, digital museum products and a number of medical visualisation projects. He has been the lead anatomist on major projects digitising the human body for the creation of educational and training materials.
If you would like to contribute actively to this medical visualisation resource by joining the team, please contact me so that I can create a ‘contributor’ account on medvis.org with which you can edit the wiki and/or submit articles to the blog. I also have a limited number of special GMail for Domains medvis.org email accounts to give to new contributors!
This site is hosted by WebFaction and paid for by cpbotha.net. WordPress is used for the content management.
Hello, I hope you can help me. My background is architectural visualization and has been for the last 9 years or so. I am very interested in medical visualization and learning what techniques etc I need for a move career wise. Is medical knowledge/qualifications required at all? Could anybody suggest any forums/resource material/tutorials I could learn from?
Any advice would be gratefully received
This site and its community primarily deal with scientific medical visualisation, i.e. the visual representation of medical data such as MRI, CT, ultrasound, and so forth. A good resource in this regard is the textbook Visualization in Medicine by Preim and Bartz: http://www.amazon.com/Visualization-Medicine-Algorithms-Applications-Kaufmann/dp/0123705967/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1289400770&sr=8-1
Also see the websites of some of the research groups specialising in MedVis: http://graphics.tudelft.nl/MedVis and http://isgwww.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/visualisierung/wiki/
For the “other” kind of medical visualisation, analogous to architectural visualisation, where 3D authoring tools are used to better explain medical phenomena and to help in education, I don’t know off-hand of any good resources.
Thank you very much for your help and quick response. I’ll have a look into the resource links you’ve suggested.
I’m interested in anonymous heart MRI data in DICOM format with target to analyze several blood flow parameters in order to verify my approach in a cardiology project.