Vol. 93 No.9 September 2000

Otorhinolaryngology and Imaging 

Koichi  Tomoda (Kanazawa Medical University)

   Diagnostic imaging has progressed much due to advanced computer technology. The vicissitude of imaging is evidenced by the digitalization of image data, an improvement of quality, an inquiry of reality, establishment of functional imaging and support for surgery. It may contribute to making diagnosis easy and to obtaining an informed consent from patients. On the other hand, these computer graphics are utilized to specific fields as the virtual environment and tele-medicine.

 Key words : imaging, vicissitude, navigation, virtual reality