Loading MRI & CT scans onto a SGI

John jjance at bellsouth.net
Thu Jun 12 16:22:00 EST 1997

BBC wrote:
> I am trying to find a way of loading scan data onto an SGI machine for
> volume rendering.  The data is obtained from both MRI & CT scanners, mainly
> Siemens & General Electric, from various hospitals.  The SGI is an Indigo2
> High Impact R10,000 in a fairly isolated environment, where FTP or ISDN
> probably won't be practical.
> Ideally I would like to able to hook up a magneto-optical drive to the SGI
> which would read the mo disks.  However, nobody I have spoken to seems to
> be able to know of such a device.  It seems likely that a Pioneer SH7101 or
> SH9101 will load Siemens data on a Sun Sparc workstation, which might be an
> option if I can get access to a Sun, but it seems unlikely that these
> drives will talk to a SGI.
> Does anybody know of any solutions to this problem ?
I don't know the whole answer but the images would have to be DICOM

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