MedX3D: standards enabled desktop medical 3D

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008;132:189-94.


This paper reports on the work of the Web3D Consortium's Medical Working Group to specify and implement MedX3D -- an extension to the X3D standard that will support advanced medical visualization functionality and medical data exchange. This initiative covers volume rendering, ontology support, and data import/export, for standalone applications and web-based plug-ins. It is our hypothesis that such a 3D medical standard will provide better access to data, and enable improvements in medical care.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / standards*
  • Internet
  • Medical Informatics*
  • Microcomputers*
  • United States
  • User-Computer Interface