3D Slicer in Spanish

Slicer 3D is one of the most versatile programs to manage DICOM files. In this post I explain what it is about and how it is applied to 3D Slicer dentistry in Spanish.

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What is 3D Slicer?

 

3D Slicer is a open source program for visualization and processing of medical images. It's a free software programmed in Python for what it is multi platform (Compatible with Windows, Macos and Linux).

It was created by the Slicer Community made by scientists in various areas of engineering and biomedicine. The project began as a master's thesis directed by the surgical planning laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the artificial intelligence laboratory at MIT in 1998.

To the date, hundreds of publications have been made based on this software and seeking to improve image-guided diagnosis and planning.

 

Functionality

This software is capable of write, view and modify DICOM files, and other common formats such as NRRD, STL, PNG, OBJ, etc… In this way it allows processing 2D and 3D images from tomographic studies, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, among others.

This software is capable of writing, viewing and modifying files DICOM, and other common formats such as NRRD, STL, PNG, OBJ, etc… In this way it allows processing 2D and 3D images from tomographic studies, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, among others.

Cirugía guiada utilizando 3D Slicer
Guided surgery

Allows the interactive visualization of volumetric images, polygonal meshes and renders. It can also be used for segmentation, fusion and overlaying of volumetric data. And for device tracking during guided surgery procedures.

 

Applications in dentistry

 

The possibilities are very extensive with 3D Slicer, especially for the areas of Orthodontics and surgery. Tomographic images can be easily displayed as a 3D render or in a 2D view on any plane in space. Furthermore, thanks to its segmentation functions it is possible to transform DICOM files to STL

 

Diagnostic applications 

For some years now, a version of 3D Slicer specific for dental and craniofacial images was created by the team DCBIA from the University of Michigan. This version called SlicerCMF It has numerous extensions (additional applications) that allow the analysis of dental tomographic volumes.

The available tools allow you to compare before and after volumes using the voxel overlay method, classify 3D models according to morphological variations, crop models, measure angles, distances and planes, generate color maps and a long etc.

3D Slicer also has utilities for model segmentation. This process consists of identifying each of the anatomical structures and generating independent models for each of them.

Applications in treatment planning

In combination with other software such as Blender for Dental, 3D Slicer can be used to create surgical guides whether for dental implants, corticotomies, mini-implants or even orthognathic surgery.

Segmented models can also be used for creating orthodontic setups and 3D cephalometry.

How to use 3D Slicer?

Since this software is free, it can be installed and used for free, you can see the generalities of its use in my 3D Slicer tutorial in Spanish

Download 3D Slicer 

You can download Slicer in any of its versions from the official site below.

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