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Importing MRI and other medical volumes

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Importing MRI and other medical volumes

Hi,

Having spent several hours finding a way to do this, I hope this saves others some trouble....

1) used 3D Slicer www.slicer.org to segment the MRI volumes. (There are tutorials for this. You need to make a label volume then convert it into a model.)

2) saved the models as .stl files.

For reasons unknown Pro/E student edition would not recognize the .stl files that originated from 3D Slicer.

3) Load the .stl files in MeshLab http://sourceforge.net/projects/meshlab/

4) Save the model as a .dxf file

5) In Pro/E use Insert>Shared Data>From File to import the mesh as a facet feature.

Elsewhere I have seen people talking about shrinkwrapping the 'facet feature' to create a solid in Pro/E.

I hope this helps,

Nick

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Re: Importing MRI and other medical volumes

Re .stl compatibility

It appears that 3D slicer and Meshlab tend to save .stl files in human readable ascii, whereas Pro/E seems to only recognise .stl binary files.

Nick