This film takes a look at the history and future of medical imaging. It was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, and first shown in 1994 at the Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Images on the walls of a virtual room lead to various technologies, including X-ray imaging, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, virtual body models, 3D anatomical atlases and virtual endoscopy.
Produced with the VOXEL-MAN visulization system, it is one of the first entirely computer-generated films ever. It was awarded the 1995 Video Prize of the German Radiological Society (Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft).
Authors: Thomas Dahlmanns, Karl Heinz Höhne, Jochen Nuthmann, Bernhard Pflesser, Andreas Pommert, Kay Priesmeyer, Martin Riemer, Thomas Schiemann, Rainer Schubert, Christian Seebode, Ulf Tiede
Music: Niklas Höhne
Acknowledgements: Shigeru Eiho (Dept. of Applied Systems Science, University of Kyoto), Zdenek Halata (Dept. of Anatomy), Wolf-Joachim Höltje (Dept. of Craniofacial Surgery), Christoph Koch (Dept. of Neuroradiology), Henning Krämer, Werner Lierse (Dept. of Neuroanatomy), Rainer Maas (Dept. of Radiology), Uwe Pietrzyk (MPI for Neurological Research), Uwe Rehder (Dept. of Orthopedics), Klaus Rheinwald, Ernst Richter (Dept. of Pediatric Radiology), Rainer Schmidt (Dept. of Radiotherapy), Mayumi Shimizu (Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Kyushu University)
Although originally produced in digital format, this video was copied from Betacam tape.
- Karl Heinz Höhne, Bernhard Pflesser, Andreas Pommert, Rainer Schubert, Thomas Schiemann, Ulf Tiede: Anatomic realism in radiologic imaging. Radiology 193, P (1994), 430. (abstract).
- Karl Heinz Höhne, Bernhard Pflesser, Andreas Pommert, Martin Riemer, Thomas Schiemann, Rainer Schubert, Ulf Tiede: A new representation of knowledge concerning human anatomy and function . Nature Medicine 1 (6), 1995, 506-511.
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