unexpected 3d volume generated

Hi all,
I tried to develop cerebral arteries using DSA dicom having multiple slices of axial view. I patched the files using dicom patcher module. And then imported as Dicom data. But the sagittal and coronal views developed looks somewhat skewed. Then I tried to apply threshold to the region of interest and the resulted 3d model is having square and rectangular cross section instead of circular or oval.

Operating system: Windows 10
Slicer version:4.11.20210226
Expected behavior: Cerebral arteries with oval or circular cross section
Actual behavior: Cerebral arteries in the developed 3d models shows rectangular or square shapes

It looks like you have variable slice spacing and need to enable acquisition geometry regularization option. These links should help.


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I enabled the acquisition geometry regularization option in Edit>Application Settings> Dicom.
After that I restarted Slicer App. But the results were the same.
Also I couldn’t find the Dicom plugin option in slicer version 4.11.20210226
I am new to Slicer 3d.


I tried resampling data. And made the the image dimensions 1024, 1024,1028 by changing the image spacing from 1mm,1mm, 1mm to 1mm, 1mm, 0.5mm.

But the problem still persists, when I develop the 3d volume the cross section of vessels are still rectangular
Screenshot 2022-03-04 154103

It sounds like these files have been modified in some way because it’s rare that data that comes directly from any medical scanner would have this kind of issues. I suggest tracing back to wherever you got them to see if you can get originals.