Stradview was developed from Stradwin, which is a tool for freehand 3D ultrasound recording and visualisation. Stradwin is also a useful tool for visualisation from 3D medical data of any sort. It can load most types of DICOM data or image sequences, and produce very high quality surface models which can also be turned into movies using scripts. It can also be used for cortical bone mapping from DICOM CT data.

The ultrasound video and position sensor recording facilities in Stradwin were very difficult to support, requiring diverse drivers for different hardware, much of which was not available, but all of which needed maintaining. Hence Stradview was created, which contains all the visualisation and analysis tools in Stradwin, but does not support recording of ultrasound nor position data. This also makes it more streamlined as a visualisation tool.

Stradview is a research tool. You use it at your own risk. Whilst it is actively supported and developed, it may not always work exactly as documented.

Starting Stradview. This page shows how to install Stradview and some details of starting the application.

Stradview How-Tos. This page contains brief guides showing how best to perform some of the most common operations using Stradview.

Using Stradview. This page and the sub-pages below it introduce the different parts of Stradview and what they can be used for. The basic tasks and visualisations that can be performed are described.

Stradwin files. This page contains information on the native file format for storing data and parameter information, which is as used by Stradwin. It also contains details of the coordinate system used to define the 3D location of the data.

Stradwin was originally written by Graham Treece, Andrew Gee and Richard Prager ( of the Medical Imaging group at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. Most of the development of Stradwin, and the creation of Stradview, was by Graham Treece. We are always keen to hear about use of the system at other institutions. If you find Stradview useful or would like to suggest improvements, please let us know. If you use it for your research, please cite the appropriate paper.