Web3D Quickstart

This workshop by Web3D Consortium will explore and demonstrate the value of interoperability and the opportunities of open, International Standards Web3D technologies. As a high-level scene graph language and API above the graphics library, Extensible 3D (X3D) provides a suite of standards including multiple data encodings and language bindings. We will explore the myriad of approaches, tool chains, and applications for building X3D objects and scenes, especially concerning medical and health informatics. From imaging and scanning to 3D printing and Virtual Reality, Extensible 3D (X3D) provides for durable data interchange and portable presentation natively over the WWW. 
Join our international community, learn about our technology and realize the many Member Benefits! You can help drive the evolution of 3D graphics on the Web. 
This workshop will cover the wide range of methods and patterns used to develop interactive 3D applications based on royalty-free and open ISO-IEC X3D standards. 
AuthorDr. Nicholas Polys, Director of Visual Computing with Virginia Tech Research Computing Group and Affiliate Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science.


AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit Workshop - Monday, March 25, 2019
Nicholas Polys - npolys@vt.edu
Anita Havele - anita.havele@web3d.org
Mike Aratow - marratow@smcgov.org
Our Medical Working Group continues to pursue many important initiatives to improve medical discovery and diagnosis. We welcome the AMIA community to join this group to establish firm use cases where health data can be interpreted in 3D with a potential to scale. 

3D Plots of Exercise Physiology Data - Wasserman 9-Panel Plot 

Athletic Man (Case 2), Myocardial Ischemia (Case 20),Severe Emphysema (Case 47),Mitochondrial Myopathy (Case 66)

Using three-dimensional rendering methods for translational of clinical data for hypothesis generation and discovery are the future of medical visualization. The nature of health data is so complex that multidimensional display of this data is necessary to promote further insight and understanding. The requirement to share visualizations among practitioners of differing specialties and levels of expertise, as well as for long duration archivability and publication motivates using a 3D format based on open standards based on formal development and ratification by international experts. Anatomic and  three-dimensional graphical representation of medical exercise health data could be a natural user interface.


3D Volume Rendering of CT and MR Series in Web Browser from local DICOM files. 

MIRROR4ALL - Use your DICOM Slices - drag and drop - This implementation is the construction of the density data from DICOM slices, implemented entirely in Javascript and deployed within a browser page. The significance of this is that the user can prepare the visualization from DICOM images on her own computer without the need to send the images to a server for processing. 

The application is built on the X3D standard, an ISO standard for interactive 3D scenegraphs which supports implementations on all platforms: desktop, mobile, VR, and in a WebGL capable web browswer. 

-- One component of the X3D standard is Volume Rendering, enabling the 3D visualization of density data such as obtained in medical scans.
-- The density data for visualization can be obtained by interpolation from a series of DICOM images and incorporated into an X3D file. Open source code for this is available in Python.

X3D Open Source Implementations

X3DOM - http://www.x3dom.org

X_ITE - http://create3000.de/x_ite/getting-started/


Other Examples

Medical Working Group: http://www.web3d.org/working-groups/medical


Important links

Membership: www.Web3D.org/join

Web3D Standards: www.Web3D.org/standards

Work Groups: www.Web3d.org/working-groups

Workshop: www.Web3d.org/Web3d-quickstart

Examples: www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/Basic/

Events: www.Web3D.org/events

Web3D Affiliates: www.Web3D.org/about/liaisons


About X3D 

X3D is a royalty-free open ISO standard developed by  Web3D Consortium an international, member funded, non-profit organization. X3D/X3DOM Integrates a declarative approach to interactive 3D graphics directly into HTML, this enables its use in any web page.

X3D object model and node set  support graphics features that modern 3D interactive applications need from object interchange to animation and sensors to immersive environments. Standardized Profile definitions allow authors and developers to coordinate required and supported functionality, allowing X3D to be used over the range of thin to immersive clients. X3D specifications with several encodings are developed by Web3D Consortium members and freely available to the public.