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In the last decade, 3-D imaging technology has become increasing important and useful not only for consumer and industrial application, but also for medical purposes. This is due to the capability of 3-D images to give real geometry structure for further analysis. Reconstruction and visualization of 3D images, however, need large resources in terms of computing capacity and processing time. This had an impact on research directions to provide efficient computing resources to enable real time 3D imaging and analysis. In this talk, the author will provide a review of 3-D imaging technologies and future direction in 3-D imaging technology, and explore their application in industry and medicine. This will cover both modalities based on electromagnetic energy model and mechanical energy model. The electromagnetic energy model will cover 3-D visualization of material interaction with radio frequency (magnetic resonance imaging), microwave, infrared, visible light, X-Ray and Gamma Ray. Whereas, the mechanical energy model will cover 3-D visualization of material interaction with ultrasound wave.