# How to calculate the volume of a rotational symmetric object with its projected area from an image?

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Benjamin Rahimian on 5 Nov 2022
Hey guys,
i have a BW 2D image of an object which is roughly roational symmetric. With the use of regionprops i can indentify the (projected) area of the object. Now i want to calculate the volume of the object.
Is there a mathamatical formula or a Matlab command which is able to calculate the volume of the object with the use of the projected area? The shape of the object is kind of bullet shaped.
My idea would be to measure the length of every point of the outline to the middle axis. The Image has a pretty high resolution so that would be at least 1000 slices. This way seems highly inefficient. I hope there is a better way.
Benjamin

Image Analyst on 5 Nov 2022
So you're going to assume that each column (or row) is a circular disk. So you just need to scan each column (or row) and find the diameter of each slice. Then square that diameter and multiply it by pi/4 to get the volume of that disk in that slice. Then add up the volume of each slice. If you need more help, attach your image and indicate where the axis of rotation lies along it.
Benjamin Rahimian on 5 Nov 2022
Hey,
thanks for you answer. I hoped there was a easier way but your suggestion will work just fine.

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