The three-dimensional imaging in medical sciences nowadays is increasing and some of these technologies are free; the aim of this study was to analyze three free conversion software: 3DSlicer, InVesalius and ImageVis3D. The methodology used to evaluate the software was based on the model of the quality evaluation process, according to the standard NBR ISO/IEC 9126-1. It was observed that the easiest software to manipulate in the segmentation stage, in the representation of volume and in the conversion of STL (Standard Tessellation Language) files was InVesalius, but the most complete and precise software for these phases was the 3DSlider software. Thus, it was concluded that adequate training is necessary so that the handling of these three software is as accurate as possible.
KEY WORDS: DICOM, STL, maxillofacial surgery, software.
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GERKE, B. A.; YAMASHITA, A. L.; SIGUA-RODRIGUEZ, E. A.; OLATE, S.; IWAKI, L. C. V. & IWAKI FILHO, L. Descriptive and qualitative analysis of three free softwares used to convert from DICOM to STL format. Int. J. Odontostomat., 13(1):103-111, 2019.