In the near future, images obtained from magnetic resonance will be common. The aim of the TRAC project is to be able to see internal organs 3-dimensionally using a non-invasive technique. Currently images of the liver are being worked with, but it is hoped that the technique will be useful for any internal structure or tissue.
Vicomtech is one of the enterprises located in the Miramón technological Park. Here they work with, amongst other things, computer-treated images. One of the lines of research currently being undertaken is medical applications and it is here the TRAC project becomes involved. For the moment they are working on the treatment of images of the liver.
The aim of the TRAC project is the creation of a prototype based on reality techniques which enable doctors to obtain 3-D images of patients’ internal organs. The idea is that the prototype will help in planning and developing operations.
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