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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Segmentation, surface rendering, and surface simplification of 3-D skull images for the repair of a large skull defect
Author(s): Weibing Wan; Pengfei Shi; Shuguang Li
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Paper Abstract

Given the potential demonstrated by research into bone-tissue engineering, the use of medical image data for the rapid prototyping (RP) of scaffolds is a subject worthy of research. Computer-aided design and manufacture and medical imaging have created new possibilities for RP. Accurate and efficient design and fabrication of anatomic models is critical to these applications. We explore the application of RP computational methods to the repair of a pediatric skull defect. The focus of this study is the segmentation of the defect region seen in computerized tomography (CT) slice images of this patient's skull and the three-dimensional (3-D) surface rendering of the patient's CT-scan data. We see if our segmentation and surface rendering software can improve the generation of an implant model to fill a skull defect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2009
PDF: 8 pages
J. Electron. Imaging. 18(4) 043003 doi: 10.1117/1.3249667
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 18, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Weibing Wan, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Pengfei Shi, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Shuguang Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)

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