Combination of Non Invasive Medical Imaging Technologies and Virtual Reality Systems to Generate Immersive Fetal 3D Visualizations

  • Jorge Roberto Lopes dos SantosEmail author
  • Heron Werner
  • Gerson Ribeiro
  • Simone Letícia Belmonte
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9745)


Advances in imaging technology have led to vast improvements in fetal evaluation. Ultrasound examination is the primary method of fetal assessment because it is patient friendly, effective, and cost efficient and is considered to be safe. Magnetic resonance imaging is generally used when ultrasound cannot provide sufficiently high-quality images. It offers high-resolution fetal and placental imaging with excellent contrast. The objective here is to describe the combination of non-invasive medical imaging technologies and virtual reality systems in fetal medicine.


Fetal medicine Virtual reality Magnetic resonance imaging Ultrasound 3D CT scanner 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge Roberto Lopes dos Santos
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Heron Werner
    • 3
  • Gerson Ribeiro
    • 1
    • 2
  • Simone Letícia Belmonte
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Arts and Design Department - Núcleo de Experimentação TridimensionalPontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Laboratório de Modelos TridimensionaisMinistério da Ciência Tecnologia e Inovação - Instituto Nacional de TecnologiaRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Clínica de Diagnóstico Por Imagem – CDPIRio de JaneiroBrazil

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