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A systematic review of 3D cursor in the medical literature

1 Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
2 Chief Technologist, D3D Technologies, Winter Park, FL, USA
3 Chief Technologist, DXC Technologies, Herndon, VA, USA
4 Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

The term 3D cursor has been used in the computer graphics industry for quite some time; however, in recent years, it has also been used in the medical field. In medicine, the term 3D cursor has been used to describe a user’s hands, hand-controllers, a 2D cursor that can travel in 3D space, and a volume-subtending 3D cursor. In this article, we perform a systematic review of the medical literature of the term “3D cursor” and discuss the applications in the fields of diagnostic radiology and surgery. We discuss the important applications of the 3D cursor the use of a 3D cursor in combination with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in medicine.
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Keywords augmented reality; virtual reality; 3D cursor; depth perception; radiology

Citation: David B. Douglas, Robert E. Douglas, Cliff Wilke, David Gibson, John Boone, Max Wintermark. A systematic review of 3D cursor in the medical literature. AIMS Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 2018, 2(1): 1-11. doi: 10.3934/ElectrEng.2018.1.1

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