Three-dimensional reconstruction of skeletal muscle from MRI

Roderick W McColl, James L. Fleckenstein, John Bowers, Gabrielle Theriault, Ronald M Peshock

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Three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions of medical images can provide useful information to the radiologist, enabling delineation and spatial correlation of anatomic structures in one image rather than consecutive two-dimensional (2D) images. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is known to be a powerful technique for evaluation of skeletal muscle pathology and physiology. We investigated the role of 3D reconstruction from MRI images o pathological and healthy muscle, using volume rendering. The ability to easily delineate and recognize normal and injured muscle in the 3D images were dependent upon the original contrast between normal and injured muscle, spatial resolution, and anatomic complexity in the original slices, and also on imaging parameters such as volume averaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-371
Number of pages9
JournalComputerized Medical Imaging and Graphics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1992


  • 3D Imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Skeletal muscle pathology and physiology
  • Volume rendering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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