November 7, 2011 --
Patients may find it difficult to understand their CAD results if they do not have enough knowledge of anatomy to understand the spatial position of the body as it relates to medical images, according to co-author Naoki Kamiya, PhD, of Toyota National College of Technology.
To allow patients to participate more actively in their care, the institution developed a system that utilizes Kinect to capture positional information on the body while the patients view their CT image and CAD results on the iPad. Real-time and interactive matching with the image is then performed.
"Our system will support the participation in the patient's own medical care without [he or she] having anatomical knowledge," Kamiya said.