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D3D augmented reality imaging system: proof of concept in mammography

Authors Douglas D, Petricoin E, Liotta L, Wilson E

Received 17 April 2016

Accepted for publication 9 June 2016

Published 9 August 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 277—283

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/MDER.S110756

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

David B Douglas,1 Emanuel F Petricoin,2 Lance Liotta,2 Eugene Wilson3

1Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 2Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University, Manassas, VA, 3Department of Radiology, Fort Benning, Columbus, GA, USA

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 performed.
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.

Keywords: augmented reality, 3D medical imaging, radiology, depth perception

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