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The LiverAnatomyExplorer is a real-time surgical teaching tool based on state-of-the-art Web technologies such as SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), X3D (Extensible3D), and WebGL (Web Graphics Library). Unlike other medical e-learning systems, the LiverAnatomyExplorer combines traditional clinical 2D imagery with interactive Web-based 3D models derived from patient-specific image data. The tool is enhanced by surgical videos, a self-assessment tool, and an online authoring tool with which instructors can manage the presented case studies and create multiple-choice quizzes.
Three-dimensional displays, Biomedical imaging, Solid modeling, Surgery, Image segmentation, Websites,computer graphics, Web-based surgical education, liver anatomy, Web3D, WebGL, medical e-learning, SVG, scalable vector graphics
S. Birr, J. Monch, D. Sommerfeld, U. Preim, B. Preim, "The LiverAnatomyExplorer: A WebGL-Based Surgical Teaching Tool", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 33, no. , pp. 48-58, Sept.-Oct. 2013, doi:10.1109/MCG.2013.41
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