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Comparison of 3D reconstructive technologies used for morphometric research and the translation of knowledge using a decision matrix.
Anat Sci Educ. 2013 Nov-Dec; 6(6):393-403.AS

Abstract

The use of three-dimensional (3D) models for education, pre-operative assessment, presurgical planning, and measurement have become more prevalent. With the increase in prevalence of 3D models there has also been an increase in 3D reconstructive software programs that are used to create these models. These software programs differ in reconstruction concepts, operating system requirements, user features, cost, and no one program has emerged as the standard. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic comparison of three widely available 3D reconstructive software programs, Amira(®), OsiriX, and Mimics(®) , with respect to the software's ability to be used in two broad themes: morphometric research and education to translate morphological knowledge. Cost, system requirements, and inherent features of each program were compared. A novel concept selection tool, a decision matrix, was used to objectify comparisons of usability of the interface, quality of the output, and efficiency of the tools. Findings indicate that Mimics was the best-suited program for construction of 3D anatomical models and morphometric analysis, but for creating a learning tool the results were less clear. OsiriX was very user-friendly; however, it had limited capabilities. Conversely, although Amira had endless potential and could create complex dynamic videos, it had a challenging interface. These results provide a resource for morphometric researchers and educators to assist the selection of appropriate reconstruction programs when starting a new 3D modeling project.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23633266

Citation

Martin, Charys M., et al. "Comparison of 3D Reconstructive Technologies Used for Morphometric Research and the Translation of Knowledge Using a Decision Matrix." Anatomical Sciences Education, vol. 6, no. 6, 2013, pp. 393-403.
Martin CM, Roach VA, Nguyen N, et al. Comparison of 3D reconstructive technologies used for morphometric research and the translation of knowledge using a decision matrix. Anat Sci Educ. 2013;6(6):393-403.
Martin, C. M., Roach, V. A., Nguyen, N., Rice, C. L., & Wilson, T. D. (2013). Comparison of 3D reconstructive technologies used for morphometric research and the translation of knowledge using a decision matrix. Anatomical Sciences Education, 6(6), 393-403. https://doi.org/10.1002/ase.1367
Martin CM, et al. Comparison of 3D Reconstructive Technologies Used for Morphometric Research and the Translation of Knowledge Using a Decision Matrix. Anat Sci Educ. 2013 Nov-Dec;6(6):393-403. PubMed PMID: 23633266.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Comparison of 3D reconstructive technologies used for morphometric research and the translation of knowledge using a decision matrix. AU - Martin,Charys M, AU - Roach,Victoria A, AU - Nguyen,Ngan, AU - Rice,Charles L, AU - Wilson,Timothy D, Y1 - 2013/04/30/ PY - 2012/12/08/received PY - 2013/03/12/revised PY - 2013/03/14/accepted PY - 2013/5/2/entrez PY - 2013/5/2/pubmed PY - 2014/6/18/medline KW - anatomy education KW - anatomy research KW - decision matrix KW - digital anatomy KW - image segmentation KW - medical education KW - morphometric research KW - reconstructive technologies KW - three-dimensional modeling SP - 393 EP - 403 JF - Anatomical sciences education JO - Anat Sci Educ VL - 6 IS - 6 N2 - The use of three-dimensional (3D) models for education, pre-operative assessment, presurgical planning, and measurement have become more prevalent. With the increase in prevalence of 3D models there has also been an increase in 3D reconstructive software programs that are used to create these models. These software programs differ in reconstruction concepts, operating system requirements, user features, cost, and no one program has emerged as the standard. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic comparison of three widely available 3D reconstructive software programs, Amira(®), OsiriX, and Mimics(®) , with respect to the software's ability to be used in two broad themes: morphometric research and education to translate morphological knowledge. Cost, system requirements, and inherent features of each program were compared. A novel concept selection tool, a decision matrix, was used to objectify comparisons of usability of the interface, quality of the output, and efficiency of the tools. Findings indicate that Mimics was the best-suited program for construction of 3D anatomical models and morphometric analysis, but for creating a learning tool the results were less clear. OsiriX was very user-friendly; however, it had limited capabilities. Conversely, although Amira had endless potential and could create complex dynamic videos, it had a challenging interface. These results provide a resource for morphometric researchers and educators to assist the selection of appropriate reconstruction programs when starting a new 3D modeling project. SN - 1935-9780 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23633266/Comparison_of_3D_reconstructive_technologies_used_for_morphometric_research_and_the_translation_of_knowledge_using_a_decision_matrix_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ase.1367 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -