Acta Stereologica Acta Stereologica -  Volume 9 (1990)  Number 1 - Proceedings of the fifth European congress for stereology - Part three - June 1990 

3-D reconstruction of the human cochlear nuclear complex

Hubert Martin
Institute of Pathology and Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Humboldt-Universität (Charite), Schumannstrasse 20/21, 1040 Berlin, GDR
Karl Roth
Institute of Pathology and Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Humboldt-Universität (Charite), Schumannstrasse 20/21, 1040 Berlin, GDR
Günter Wolf
Institute of Pathology and Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Humboldt-Universität (Charite), Schumannstrasse 20/21, 1040 Berlin, GDR
Peter Hufnagl
Institute of Pathology and Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Humboldt-Universität (Charite), Schumannstrasse 20/21, 1040 Berlin, GDR
Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt
Institute of Pathology and Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Humboldt-Universität (Charite), Schumannstrasse 20/21, 1040 Berlin, GDR
Torsten Bätz
Institute of Pathology and Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Humboldt-Universität (Charite), Schumannstrasse 20/21, 1040 Berlin, GDR

Abstract

A report is given about a computer-aided 3-D reconstruction of the human cochlear nuclear complex. The structure of the cochlear nuclei is of growing interest, since it appears that it might be possible to electro-stimulate them by direct placement of an electro-auditory prosthetic device. The study is based on normal human brains of adults. A simplified system for serial section three-dimensional reconstruction using a picture processing system is described. Line drawings and continuous, tone shaded images of a 3-D solid model of a cochlear nuclear complex are generated.

This study will contribute to a better understanding of the surface structure of the cochlear nuclei and will give some help towards the construction of an electro-auditory prosthesis.

Keywords : 3-D reconstruction, cochlear nuclei, computer graphics

To cite this article

Hubert Martin, Karl Roth, Günter Wolf, Peter Hufnagl, Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt & Torsten Bätz, «3-D reconstruction of the human cochlear nuclear complex», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 9 (1990), Number 1 - Proceedings of the fifth European congress for stereology - Part three - June 1990, 83-87 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=2732.