Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 32, Issue 7, pp 629–635

Creation of the digital three-dimensional model of the prostate and its adjacent structures based on Chinese visible human

  • Yi Wu
  • Shao-Xiang Zhang
  • Na Luo
  • Ming-Guo Qiu
  • Li-Wen Tan
  • Qi-Yu Li
  • Guang-Jiu Liu
  • Kai Li
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00276-010-0625-5

Cite this article as:
Wu, Y., Zhang, SX., Luo, N. et al. Surg Radiol Anat (2010) 32: 629. doi:10.1007/s00276-010-0625-5

Abstract

We managed to provide three-dimensional digitized visible model of the prostate and its adjacent structures and to provide morphological data for imaging diagnosis and male urological surgery. With 3D-DOCTOR software, the contour line of prostate and its adjacent structures including rectum, bladder, male urethra, ureter, seminal vesicle, ductus deferens, ejaculatory ducts, obturator internus, levator ani, coccygeus, male pelvis, femur, prostatic nervous and venous plexus, internal and external iliac arteries were segmented from the Chinese visible human (CVH)-1 data set and the three-dimensional surfaces of intrapelvic visceras were successfully and accurately reconstructed via surface rendering, which can also be manipulated individually and interactively. Combined with AMIRA software, surface rendering reconstructed model of male urological organs and its adjacent structures via volume rendering reconstruction can be displayed together clearly and actually. It provides a learning tool of practicing virtual anatomy and virtual urological surgery for medical students and younger surgeons.

Keywords

Chinese visible human Prostate Three-dimensional model Sectional anatomy Virtual anatomy 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yi Wu
    • 1
  • Shao-Xiang Zhang
    • 1
  • Na Luo
    • 2
  • Ming-Guo Qiu
    • 1
  • Li-Wen Tan
    • 1
  • Qi-Yu Li
    • 1
  • Guang-Jiu Liu
    • 1
  • Kai Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyThird Military Medical UniversityChongqingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of DermatologySouthwest Hospital, Third Military Medical UniversityChongqingPeople’s Republic of China

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