DICOMautomaton Volumetric Slice Mapping

Hal Clark


DVSM (the DICOMautomaton Volumetric Slice Mapping tool) is a software tool for contouring and medical image exploration/visualization. It is composed of the DICOMautomaton suite with an interactive receiver based on Minetest.

A poster on DVSM was presented at ICCR2016. The display included a video kiosk giving a short demonstration of “cooperative” contouring – jumping back and forth between DVSM and a standard contouring mode.


The DICOMautomaton sources are available here.

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The following poster was presented along with the video below. Note that this poster is licensed cc-by-nc-sa-3.0.

This poster (abstract) can be cited as:

H. Clark, J. Beaudry, J. Wu, and S. Thomas.
Making use of virtual dimensions for visualization and contouring.
Poster presentation at 18th International Conference on the use of Computers in Radiation Therapy, London, UK. June 27→30, 2016.

Poster Video


In-game view of an eye. The lens (near the top), orbit (centre), and optic nerve (bottom) stand out.
In-game view of an eye socket and nasal cavities.

Only individual slices can be viewed at a time, since the pixel intensity is used to generate a height map. Embedding volumetric data is possible, but would be extremely time consuming – the user would have to contour by excavating the entirety of the anatomy of interest!


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