So I got the raw 3d MRI source files from the hospital. Then I got the software needed to view the MRI in 3d. It let me rotate, slice, and even colorize the images. So **I** generated these images from the raw MRI. It shows my kidney, heart, and skeleton from 4 different angles fully colorized. How cool is that!

I also included some of just the heart and kidneys on its own from the same scan.

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@freemo Sir, you appear to have a skeleton inside you. It's terminal. You have, at best, to live until 100 years old before the skeleton kills you.

@freemo That is incredibly awesome. Like colorizing old black and white films and now MRI.. Very cool! I wonder is all of our kidneys are not evenly position like that..LOL??

@MiaDees I am nt sure how much of it is due to how i was laying. But id think its natural for organs to shift position to some degree.

@freemo Yes, I do suppose that is true. I just can't get over how awesome those MRI images were. Like looking directly at the peritoneal cavity contents but without all the blood and fluids in the way. Thanks again for sharing.πŸ€—

@MiaDees I had a similar reaction when I first saw it. It was so cool.

It's consisted normal for the right kidney to be lower than the left.

(It's because the liver sits in the way on the right side.)

@freemo I've had a couple CT scans done recently - I wonder if they'd give me the data here in Canada, too. Neat!

@kithop You'd have trouble doing a volumetric render on ct scans. They dont give you the resolution you really need.

Hell you cant even get soft tissue with an MRI unless you use contrast.

@freemo @kithop On the contrary! Volumetric rendering is normally done with CT imaging, not MRI (and I suspect, yours is a CT as well). MRI has good resolution in the scanning plane, but needs to aquire each plane separately, so has not enough data in the z direction. Since CT is aquired as a high res spiral, you have all the voxels you need; the CT images you would get to see are already reconstructions from the original volumetric data. And soft tissue is no problem either, you clearly see liver, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands etc ona native CT image.
The MRI on contrast does not show bones that well (depending on the sequence used, they do show the fatty bone marrow). And it is not that usual to do a full imaging of chest and abdomen using MRI (you would need different positions in the device and at least two extra coils, not talking about the long image aquiring time).


You very well could be right, im far from an expert (or even a novice) when it comes to imaging.

I am fairly certain this was an MRI with contrast though. It was a long time ago but I do remember the doctor saying as much. That is, unless the doctor was mistaken or misspoke. It certainly looked like any other MRI machine I was in.


@freemo @kithop I'm not a radiologist or physicist, so not an expert either. But due to being a doctor in internal medicine a see these images every day.
The difference is easy to spot: CT is relatively quiet and has a spinning part. MRI makes funny noises and has a rather small tunnel you have to lay in. Normally, you'd get an extra coil on the body part being scanned.


So how you describe the two devices, that is what I thought they were... and while I know nothing about nothing this definately sounds like it is the MRI like I thought it was... small tube, super tight and a little intimidating even... no metal allowed near it, all that jazzamaroo :) and I distinctly remember this being with contrast.


@freemo @kithop This sounds like an MRI indeed! A contrast agent can be used with both, CT and MRI. You can also look at the original images: With CT (which is x-ray), the bones appear white (as are calcifications, the contrast agent and metal). With MRI, it depends on the sequence used. T2: more water content ~ more white. T1: more fat ~ more white, roughly. But there are many more.

That's fantastic. Can you convert it into a 3d printable format?

@y6nH I havent tried, but im sure there must be a way. There data is surely there to make it possible. The question isnt if it is possible the question is just how much hacking you'd have to do in order to make it happen.

The company I work for actually does metal 3d printing of surgical implants, and they won't even let us print life-size titanium replicas of our own skulls, buddy.

@y6nH why wont they "let" you? i mean i would think if you are willing to pay for the cost they shouldnt really care either way.

I mean, they won't just let us do it for a laugh. Everything's possible if you have enough money.

@freemo Doc, I gotta say, these are some of the weirdest nudes.

@freemo It's just not the same if you don't do it in see-through.

@freemo this is really awesome. did you write the software for all this?

@freemo That is super amazing.

... Okay, I want to do this with my MRIs.

@freemo your spine doesn't look straight , scoliosis ?

These are really awesome.

Out of curiosity, what software did you use to visualize this?

@arteteco Thats what the doctor said, its a very serious medical condition where your insides are made of pain rather than blood and bone.

@freemo now we could say that we know you deeply πŸ˜‚
Very cool view of your inner body. Technology is starting to be similar to Star Trek's spaceship infirmary. I supouse that this can not be done in high resolution real time scannining, but it would be very cool. I wish you to be all right, healty!

@freemo This is cool. is this new tech then i know MRI isn't but this seems to be a new level of imaging / resolution.

@zleap nah, this data would be availible in most MRI data, you just need to render it.

@freemo I had an MRI from my head as part of an experiment about 20 years ago, and at the time I used 'mricron' to render it. (See my avatar.) What software did you use here?

@freemo So, is it time to convert them to STL files and 3d print your innards?

@lucifargundam Looks down at his penis.... Ohhhhh so thats what that thing is!!!

@freemo, can't see any of the pictures anymore. I wonder if they were deleted from the original server?

@freemo, curious, something wrong with the federation then I guess...

@terokeskivalkama Possibly, images to have a tendency to get rate limited sometimes.

@freemo, I wonder why the client doesn't retry from the original server...

@freemo, the images are from 2018 though, so I wonder if few minutes more will make a difference. :D

@freemo Very cool. I don’t even know you but…. Must be even cooler to look at these for you.

@dstephenlindsay yea there is a certain coolness from the fact that im looking at my own organs.

@freemo Jeez, that's pretty darned impressive resolution.

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