Realistic visualization by volume rendering
The volume rendering program CTvox (Brucker-MicroCT) for mobiles under iOS is a volume rendering app that runs on Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod. CTVox displays set of reconstructed slices as a realistic 3D object with intuitive navigation and manipulation of both object and camera, a flexible clipping tool to produce cut-away views, background selection including custom scenery and an interactive transfer function control to adjust colors and transparency. A "flight recorder" function allows fast creation of "fly around" and "fly through" animations based on the selection of several key frames with automatic interpolation in between. Imaging possibilities include lighting, shadows and stereo viewing.
This app is available free of charge through the App Store.
The app's manual is available as a PDF, both for the iPad and the iPhone/iPod versions.
Volume data for the CTvox app is stored in a VXM file. A VXM file contains both the volume data and an associated transfer function. Now, you will be able to rotate, cut, color, create movies, and whatever you wanted, in real-time, from real 3D datasets of all teeth acquired using micro-CT technology!
For educational purposes,
the Root Canal Anatomy Project will provide you
with VXM files of all groups of teeth
central incisor, lateral incisor, canine, 1st premolar, 2nd premolar, 1st molar, 2nd molar, 3rd molar