Robotic 3D scanner is novel medical imaging modality allowing to capture computer 3D models of patient's part of body with submillimetre resolution. It is developed within CEITEC, the research centre of Brno University of Technology.

Principle

Merasuring distances from known place and direction allows to determine exact position of measured point. From cloud of these 3D points, 3D model of patient can be computed and examinations can be performed.

These models can be compared during time to supervise recovery process, physiological parameters can be measured or centre of malfunction can be detected.

What is it good for?

Robotic 3D Scanner is an alternative to Magnetic Resonance Imaging in special cases, where information required for examination is not the whole 3D model of afflicted part of body, but only its surface. In these cases, Robotic 3D Scanner, a device specially developed for these situations, can provide at least the same quality of resulting 3D scan in much faster time and with significantly lower expenses. In most cases, the result reaches the higher resolution than MRI and brings higher comfort for patient.

Entire research contributes to optimization of public health care operation by avoiding expensive examinations, which could be performed in cheaper and smarter way. This research was performed on behalf of St. Anne's University Hospital Brno, where application of proposed Robotic 3D Scanner is planned.

Relevant software

Essential part of this project are software packages developed for 3D model capturing and analyzing:

  • RoScan 3D - Software for capturing and saving 3D models using Robotic 3D scanner.
  • RoScan Analyzer - Software for analyzing models scanned by RoScan 3D software.

More information

Here are all public documents about this project for download:

More detailed informations can be found at relevant publications, which some of them are OpenAccess.

Relevant Publications

Journal Article
Robotic 3D Scanner as an Alternative to Standard Modalities of Medical Imaging
CHROMÝ, A.; ŽALUD, L.

Journal Article
Novel 3D Modelling System Capturing Objects with Sub-Millimetre Resolution
CHROMÝ, A.; ŽALUD, L.

Journal Article
Application of High-Resolution 3D Scanning in Medical Volumetry
CHROMÝ, A.

Conference Paper
High-Accuracy Volumetric Measurements of Soft Tissues using Robotic 3D Scanner
CHROMÝ, A.

Conference Paper
Creating Three-Dimensional Computer Models Using Robotic Manipulator and Laser Scanners
CHROMÝ, A.; KOCMANOVÁ, P.; ŽALUD, L.

Software
RoScan 3D - software for 3D model capturing using robotic 3D scanner
CHROMÝ, A.

Software
RoScan Analyzer - 3D model measurements and analysis
CHROMÝ, A.

Conference Paper
Multi-modal 3D Scanning for Medical Purposes
CHROMÝ, A.

Conference Paper
Optimalizace léčby užitím robotického 3D skeneru
CHROMÝ, A.; ŽALUD, L.

Lecture
3D skenování těla pacienta a jeho přínos pro fyzioterapii
CHROMÝ, A.; ŽALUD, L.

Lecture
Snímání počítačových modelů lidského těla a jejich užití ve fyzioterapii
CHROMÝ, A.; ŽALUD, L.

Acknowledgement

This work was supported by the projects CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology (CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0068) and FNUSA-ICRC (CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0123) from European Regional Development Fund and by junior inter-faculty research FAST/FEKT-J-13-1987 "Matrix optical sensors data fusion" of internal grant system BUT.

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