Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - SCU Access Only


Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2017.


Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Ahmed Amer


The purpose of our design project was to prove that virtual reality is a viable platform for visualizing three-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data. A parsing engine was developed in order to extract the raw image data from the standard DICOM format of MRI data. A virtual reality rendering application was also developed to render three-dimensional models from the raw image data produced by the parsing engine. By using the rendering application in conjunction with the parsing engine, our team was able to develop a system that took MRI data and created a three-dimensional model of the data in virtual reality. Once rendered, the three-dimensional model can be grabbed, rotated, and manipulated by the user. The final system described in this document validates that it is possible for virtual reality to be used in the medical industry for modeling MRI data.

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