Import from a variety of 3D dataset formats
High-quality, fast 3D rendering
Three-dimensional airway analysis
Cross sections in Multiple Planar View (MPV)
Precise volume orientation
Volume stitching: combine two separate volumes into
2D facial photo wrap onto volume
3D nerve marking
Generate cephalometric and panoramic radiographs
3D-2D measurements: distance, angle area
Create movies/animations with automated scripts
Design image layouts and reporting
Images export to other applications
Images easily saved into Dolphin patient database
Fully embedded in Dolphin Imagingâ€™s SQL database
Simple Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Dolphin 3D includes powerful yet intuitive tools for you to process multi-dimensional datasets.
There are no complicated commands or scripting languages to learn. Processing and
analyzing three-dimensional data has never been easier.
Easy Data Segmentation and Visualization
You prepare the 3D object by grouping intensity levels in pre-set ranges for
soft tissue and hard tissue. After this simple procedure, you can easily review
the objectâ€™s solid or translucent skeletal surface; solid, translucent, or photo
of soft tissue surface; or both simultaneously. Views can be combined,
such as translucent skeletal structures with translucent soft tissue 3D photo
facial texture map (if available).
Dolphin gives you the power to freely visualize the volume in 3D. In addition
to switching from hard tissue and soft tissue views, you can also adjust the
factor of translucency and intensity to reveal the structure you desire. Color
tools help to further clarify anatomy and their spacial relationships.
Clipping tools allow you to quickly visualize hidden structures, or simply
eliminate portions of the contents that are not relevant.
To maximize the consistency of analysis of a 3D volume, it is crucial to
establish a default orientation. Dolphin 3D provides comprehensive tools for
defining the mid-sagittal, axial and coronal planes. You can also adjust the
objectâ€™s default yaw, pitch and roll. These operations can be per formed on
the CT soft tissue surface, CT hard tissue surface or 3D photo surface.
After a scan has been oriented, take advantage of the pre-set views: front,
back, right, left, top, bottom, oblique and isometric views
Multiple Planar Views and Layouts
Choose a layout that is best suited to your task:
3D volume (just the 3D volume view)
Volume+3 planes (3D volume and 3 cross section planes on the side)
4-views (3D volume and the cross section planes in equal sized windows)
Individual orthogonal projected slices: sagittal, coronal and axial planes
You can also adjust Window Level (traverse through 12-bit, 14-bit or 16-bit
levels of intensity), zoom, pan, rotate, etc.
Create two-dimensional radiographic images from 3D volume dataset in the lateral, panoramic
(OPG), frontal and SMV views. Reconstruct radiographs in:
1:1 projection (no distortion, no magnifcation)
Simple orthogonal/magnifcation projection (input % of magnifcation desired)
Complex â€œtraditional x-ray perspectiveï¿½? projection (input detailed x-ray machine geometry;
most accurately simulates traditional x-ray)
Image flters help emphasize different structures of interest; including: MIP (maximum intensity
projection), Ray-sum (academic standard) and a collection of Dolphin proprietary flters.
Radiographic images can be saved in the Dolphin Imaging database for report generation
and two-dimensional cephalometric tracing (Dolphin Ceph Tracing software required
for 2D tracing)
Dolphin 3D makes harvesting data from 3D volume simple, and is an excellent tool for
research and data collection.
You can measure distances and angles in 3D; design your own analysis in 3D or in 2D
(Dolphin Ceph Tracing software required for 2D analysis).
Analyze the airway by drawing a border around your selected portion of the volumetric
scan; the program will automatically fll in and display all the airway space within that
border, then report back telling you the volume of airway space in cubic millimeters. I
will also locate, display and measure the most constricted spot of that airway.
Landmarks can be used in a 3D analysis or translated into identifed 2D lateral or
frontal cephalometric analyses, such as Roth-Jarabak, McNamara, etc. Further, the
2D points can include x-ray magnifcation to be compatible with existing norm values.
Digitized landmarks can be saved in Dolphin Imaging and exported to a Microsof
Excel spreadsheet or other numerical analysis programs.
Hounsfield Unit Color Mapping
New in Dolphin 3D is the Hounsfield Unit Color Mapping tool, which helps you distinguish between different biological structures according to their radiolocency measurements. A graph displays the colors as they fall on the Hounsfield Scale as a reference, while the image on the screen is colored in accordingly.
3D Nerve Marking
Patent-pending interactive tool to locate and isolate the nerve canal on a panoramic
Clearly draw the visible nerve canals with your choice of width and color
View/edit corresponding nerve positions on cross sections
View the marked nerve canal within 3D rendering of the skull volume
Choose an area of interest; set center point and axis direction, designed specifcally for analyzing the temporomandibular joint
Choose desired slice thickness, width, number and direction (coronal, sagittal, or patent-pending circular)
View key cross sections of the chosen axes
Cross Section View
Choose an area of interest; set center point and direction
Choose desired slice thickness, width, number, and direction (coronal, sagittal, or patent-pending circular)
View key cross sections of the chosen axes
Examine groups of slices
Dual Volume Superimposition
Superimpose volume scans from different time points to visually track treatment changes in
bones and in airways.
2D Facial Photo Wrap
Easily create a texture map on the
facial surface of any CBCT, CT or MR
scan. Simply import the 2D frontal
photo, and Dolphin 3D guides you
through a quick and simple step-by
step process to add the photo to the 3D volume. No additional device
or add-ons are needed to create
this wonderful visual identify to an
patientâ€™s 3D volume.
Automatically create animated movies by collecting â€œkey
framesï¿½? from your 3D volume or slice views. By altering the
volumeâ€™s position, zoom factor, translucency, segmentation,
clipping and timing attributes, create a movie script which
may be reused for volumes of other patients.
Dolphin 3D then creates a smooth animated movie from your
script. Spin, fy-by and see-through your volumetric object.
Distribute movie fles, add them to your Microsoft PowerPoint
presentation, or play them on your iPod or other portable
media player. You control the movieâ€™s speed, resolution,
quality and fle size with selectable video settings.
You can also export the scriptâ€™s key frames as individual
images. Create a composite set of image layouts of your 3D
volume for later viewing or for transfer to referring clinicians.
Create diagnostic reports from your volumetric dataset. You build a workup
report specifc to a patientâ€™s indication and the specialty of the referral. Build
your own library of templates for implant sites, TMJ, impaction studies,
tissue pathology, sinus and airway evaluation, and more; a library of existing
templates is provided. The template is easily populated on the fy with desired
images and cross sections from the volume. Reports can be exported to a
document fle or hardcopy printout