2011, Cilt 27, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 145-148
Three-dimensional reconstruction from computed tomography images of respiratory system in New Zealand rabbits
Mustafa Orhun Dayan, Kamil Besoluk
Department of Anatomy, Faculty ofVeterinary Medicine, University of Selcuk, Campus, Konya, Turkey
Keywords: Computed tomography, three dimensional reconstruction, respiratory system, rabbit

Aim: The aim of this study was to produce three-dimensional reconstructions of organs of the respiratory system obtained from computed tomography images, and also to determine the biometric parameters of the organs studied.

Materials and Methods: A total of 6 New Zealand white rabbits were used. Computed tomographic imaging was performed under general anaesthesia with the rabbits in the prone position. Axial images obtained from computed tomography were stored in DICOM format. Three-dimensional reconstructions were produced using MIMICS® 12.1 computer software. The volume and surface area of the organs of the respiratory system were calculated automatically by the software.

Results: The surface area and the volume of the respiratory system were 22447 mm2 and 68028 mm3, respectively.

Conclusion: The results obtained using the technology applied in this study may be a key to future investigations and to a new approach to anatomical science.