Introduction: A Model Brain?

After collecting the raw data (REC/PAR) from a routine MRI scan (just mention ‘science project’ and grin a nerdy grin - no self respecting lab-tech can say no!) I converted the slices to a more friendly format (HDR/IMG) and created this 3D volume by ordering the images into a stack. Converting all to binary allowed mesh identification and separation of the different parts of the brain. Exporting as a Wavefront or STL enables the model to be opened in CAD.

Now if only I had a 3D printer…….☺

I think theres something cool about an image which was generated by taking brain 'slices' being printed out in slices - haha albeit in plastic and not brains (although it would make studying easier!).