RE: CT scan data into 3D model

From: Anshuman Razdan (
Date: Thu Feb 13 2003 - 17:17:48 EET

Hi -- if its just one scan we can run it on our segmenation software and
give STL file. We are a research lab at a university and always looking for
some interesting data. The only catch is that you will have to give us
permission to use the data for publishing a paper or putting it on the web.
let me know.


Dr. Anshuman Razdan
Director, PRISM
Phone: (480) 965 0483 (Tina)
Office: GWC 574
Arizona State University
Tempe AZ 85287-5906

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Randy Howard
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 11:56 PM
Subject: CT scan data into 3D model

I am new to this list so I suppose that this topic may already have been
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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