Applications of Computer Aided Design (CAD) in Medical Image Technology

Azrulhizam Shapi'i, Riza Sulaiman, Mohammad Khatim Hasan, Abd Yazid Mohd Kassim, Hamzaini Abd Hamid


This paper is submitting the idea of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software application in manipulation of digital x-ray images (DICOM). The study also discusses the concept of raster and vector images as DICOM images will be referred to as raster graphic and CAD as vector graphic. Vectorizing allows an image to be more flexible and can be manipulated so that more information can be loaded into it. As such, it is not impossible that vectorizing method can also be performed on medical images using CAD software such as AutoCAD, Solidworks and others. A DICOM image with DCM format is converted to JPEG format using Medweb software. Then, by using Image2CAD software, the x-ray image is converted to DXF format. The results showed that patient's x-ray image can be manipulated by using AutoCAD software. Study shows that CAD is not only used in the manufacturing field, but it can also be used in the medical field as well.


Computer Aided Design; vector; medical image; manipulate; x-ray

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