Abstract

Background: Medical illustration is a multi-disciplinary knowledge that integrates the life science and visual communication. Through the visual implication of imaging, medical knowledge may be concretized to popularize medical education. On the basis of PET and CT images, the purpose of this study is to apply presentation software for drawing the medical illustrations of PET, CT, and PET/CT fusion images.
Methods: We used Microsoft PowerPoint 2003, a kind of presentation software, to be the painting toolkit in our investigation. The images of PET and CT were utilized to be the templates, respectively. The built-in vector graphic tools of PowerPoint were selected to perform the processes of multi-layer copy-painting method based on the serial drafting workflow. Medical illustrations will be drawn depicting the contours and colors of organs on PET and CT
images.
Results: With the help of multi-layer copy-painting method based on the serial drafting workflow by using Microsoft PowerPoint, the illustrations of PET, CT, and PET/CT were easily limned. The similarity and difference between
anatomical and functional images were successfully presented. At the same time, we also add the illustrations of metabolic foci on the CT illustration.
Conclusion: Through conveying intension of medical imaging, medical illustration not only aids the learning of medical knowledge but also transmits the health education. We disclosed the hidden functions of graphical ability in presentation software and the clinical staff can easily limn the medical illustrations. Therefore, our study validated the feasibility of employing presentation software to portray the medical illustration.
Translated title of the contributionApplying Presentation Software to Draw Medical Illustrations of PET/CT
Original languageTraditional Chinese
Pages (from-to)53-61
Journal核醫技術學雜誌
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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    李友專, 邱冠菁, 林裕峯, 沈偉誌, 王昱豐, 廖建國, 楊哲銘, & 邱建勳 (2009). 應用簡報軟體繪製正子電腦斷層之圖解影像. 核醫技術學雜誌, 6(1), 53-61.