Method and apparatus for three dimensional viewing of images

  • US 9,349,183 B1
  • Filed: 07/21/2008
  • Issued: 05/24/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/28/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of three-dimensional viewing of images by a user comprising:

  • selecting a volume of interest from a collection of image slices;

    arranging said slices corresponding to said volume of interest;

    selecting an initial viewing angle of said slices;

    selecting a viewpoint for a left eye;

    selecting a viewpoint for a right eye;

    displaying, in a display unit (DU), an image for said left eye based on said initial viewing angle, said view point for said left eye and said volume of interest;

    displaying, in said DU, an image for said right eye based on said initial viewing angle, said view point for said right eye, and said volume of interest and wherein said image for said left eye and said image for said right eye produce a three-dimensional image to said user;

    wherein a convergence point of said image for said left eye and said image for said right eye is shifted to provide a different perspective of the volume of interest to said user; and

    selecting an alternate viewing angle, said selecting an alternate viewing angle comprising;

    reorienting said volume of interest in accordance with said alternate viewing angle;

    displaying, in said DU, an image for said left eye based on said alternate viewing angle, said view point for said left eye and said volume of interest; and

    displaying, in said DU, an image for said right eye based on said alternate viewing angle, said view point for said right eye, and said volume of interest and wherein said image for said left eye and said image for said right eye produce an alternate three-dimensional image to said user.

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