Acta Stereologica Acta Stereologica -  Volume 1 (1982)  Number 2 - Stereology 82 - Sheffield - Dec. 1982 

Computer generated three dimensional reconstructions from serial sections

Eric Dykes
The London Hospital Medical College, Department of Dental Anatomy, Turner Street, London E.1 2AD, England
Farhad Afshar
The London Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Whitechapel, London E.1, England

Abstract

A computer program is described which utilizes the X,Y co-ordinates describing outlines traced from serial sections to produce three dimensional reconstructions of the original sectioned specimen. Examples of output from the program are given using data obtained from a stereotaxic atlas of the human brainstem and cerebellar nuclei. The production of stereo pairs allows three dimensional visualization, with or without hidden line removal, of any desired structure or structures making up the original specimen. There is the facility for viewing the reconstructed specimen from different directions.

To cite this article

Eric Dykes & Farhad Afshar, «Computer generated three dimensional reconstructions from serial sections», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 1 (1982), Number 2 - Stereology 82 - Sheffield - Dec. 1982, 289-296 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=4452.