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A simple approach for 3D reconstruction of the spine from biplanar radiography
Author(s): Junhua Zhang; Xinling Shi; Liang Lv; Fei Guo; Yufeng Zhang
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposed a simple approach for 3D spinal reconstruction from biplanar radiography. The proposed reconstruction consisted in reconstructing the 3D central curve of the spine based on the epipolar geometry and automatically aligning vertebrae under the constraint of this curve. The vertebral orientations were adjusted by matching the projections of the 3D pedicles with the 2D pedicles in biplanar radiographs. The user interaction time was within one minute for a thoracic spine. Sixteen pairs of radiographs of a thoracic spinal model were used to evaluate the precision and accuracy. The precision was within 3.1 mm for the location and 3.5° for the orientation. The accuracy was within 3.5 mm for the location and 3.9° for the orientation. These results demonstrate that this approach can be a promising tool to obtain the 3D spinal geometry with acceptable user interactions in scoliotic clinics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9159, Sixth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2014), 91590E (16 April 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064067
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Junhua Zhang, Yunnan Univ. (China)
Xinling Shi, Yunnan Univ. (China)
Liang Lv, The First People’s Hospital of Yunnan Province (China)
Fei Guo, The First People’s Hospital of Yunnan Province (China)
Yufeng Zhang, Yunnan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9159:
Sixth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2014)
Charles M. Falco; Chin-Chen Chang; Xudong Jiang, Editor(s)

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