First 3D Reconstruction of the Brain of a Living Person (1987)

At the 73rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), we showed the first ever reconstruction of the complete brain of a living human being (to our best knowledge) as poster and video. Here are two short sequences from the video.

The flattening of the gyri in the right hemisphere due to a tumor and edema is clearly visible.

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This work won the DAGM Price 1987 of the German Association for Pattern Recognition.


  1. Michael Bomans, Martin Riemer, Ulf Tiede, Karl Heinz Höhne: 3D-Segmentation von Kernspin-Tomogrammen. In E. Paulus (ed.): Mustererkennung 1987, Proc. 9. DAGM-Symposium, Informatik-Fachberichte 149, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987, 231-235.
  2. Karl Heinz Höhne, Ulf Tiede, Martin Riemer, Michael Bomans, M. Heller, Gerd Witte: Static and dynamic three-dimensional display of tissue structures from volume scans. Radiology 165, P (1987), 420. (abstract).