RE: 3D reconstruction from histological sections

From:Jim Staruk <>

This is what we use and best of all, it's freeware!

James E. Staruk, HT(ASCP)
Mass Histology Service

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Peter Carnell []
>Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 12:41 PM
>Subject: 3D reconstruction from histological sections
>Hi Everyone -
>I realize that this may be a peripheral issue for many of you, but I am
>trying to locate software to help create 3D reconstructions from serial
>histological sections.  I would greatly appreciate any thoughts that you
>might have about this.
>More specifically, I'm interested in the geometry of branch points in small
>blood vessels and here's my wish list of sofware features:
>Need to be able to create a 3D model based on coarse sectioning.  Due to
>the size of the vessels, I may only have about 20 sections through the
>diameter of a branch location and my impression is that this is not enough
>data to use most voxel-based approaches.
>Need to be able to accommodate the fact that we will occasionally lose
>sections (damaged during sectioning).
>Want to export that model (in a format such as IGES or DXF, polygon data?)
>so that it can be used in subsequent finite element analysis.
>Would like to be able to smooth the geometric data before export.
>Peter Carnell

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