An object oriented fully 3D tomography visual toolkit

Stefano Agostinelli, Gabriella Paoli

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In this paper we present a modern object oriented component object model (COMM) C + + toolkit dedicated to fully 3D cone-beam tomography. The toolkit allows the display and visual manipulation of analytical phantoms, projection sets and volumetric data through a standard Windows graphical user interface. Data input/output is performed using proprietary file formats but import/export of industry standard file formats, including raw binary, Windows bitmap and AVI, ACR/NEMA DICOMM 3 and NCSA HDF is available. At the time of writing built-in implemented data manipulators include a basic phantom ray-tracer and a Matrox Genesis frame grabbing facility. A COMM plug-in interface is provided for user-defined custom backprojector algorithms: a simple Feldkamp ActiveX control, including source code, is provided as an example; our fast Feldkamp plug-in is also available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-69
Number of pages9
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Fully 3D
  • Object oriented
  • Tomography visual toolkit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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