Re: CT scan data into 3D model

From: Greg Pettengill (
Date: Thu Feb 13 2003 - 16:31:06 EET

Hello Randy,
And welcome to the RPML.

The most cost-effective solution to your problem I believe it is Rhino with a plug-in (s) from Floating Point Solutions or perhaps other sources.

I am very interested in your project and would be happy to help in any way that I can. Please feel free to contact me by e-mail or telephone.

Best Regards
Greg Pettengill
Cote' Art & Engineering
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Randy Howard
  Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 1:56 AM
  Subject: CT scan data into 3D model

  I am new to this list so I suppose that this topic may already have been addressed.
  What I would like to do is take the data from a medical CT scan and convert it into a type that can be used by SolidWorks and/or ProE to create a 3D solid model. Additionally, I would like to be able to save the model as an STL file to later be recreated in resin using the stereolithography process.
  I also would like to be able to manipulate the 3D virtual model thus created (in SolidWorks etc.) so that a prosthesis can be designed using the existing geometry of that model for reference. The ultimate goal being creation of the prosthesis in resin, also using stereolithography.
  While I have found several very expensive programs claiming to do these tasks, I need to locate an inexpensive solution to these goals. I am working on this project with another engineer and a physician, without payment, in an effort to find a solution which should bring relief to a friend who has suffered greatly from a physical abnormality. Any support or information furthering this project would be greatly appreciated.
  Randy Howard
  Mechanical Designer
  Everett, WA USA

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