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Repeated-measure validation of craniofacial metrics from three-dimensional surface scans: application to medical genetics
Author(s): Eric A. Lauer; Brian D. Corner; Peng Li; Robert M. Beecher; Curtis Deutsch
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Paper Abstract

Traditionally, medical geneticists have employed visual inspection (anthroposcopy) to clinically evaluate dysmorphology. In the last 20 years, there has been an increasing trend towards quantitative assessment to render diagnosis of anomalies more objective and reliable. These methods have focused on direct anthropometry, using a combination of classical physical anthropology tools and new instruments tailor-made to describe craniofacial morphometry. These methods are painstaking and require that the patient remain still for extended periods of time. Most recently, semiautomated techniques (e.g., structured light scanning) have been developed to capture the geometry of the face in a matter of seconds. In this paper, we establish that direct anthropometry and structured light scanning yield reliable measurements, with remarkably high levels of inter-rater and intra-rater reliability, as well as validity (contrasting the two methods).

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4661, Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications V, (8 March 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460171
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Eric A. Lauer, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Ctr./Univ. of Maryland Medicine (United States)
Brian D. Corner, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Ctr. (United States)
Peng Li, GEO-Centers, Inc. (United States)
Robert M. Beecher, Beecher Research (United States)
Curtis Deutsch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Ctr./Univ. of Maryland Medicine and Harvard Medical School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4661:
Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications V
Brian D. Corner; Roy P. Pargas; Joseph H. Nurre, Editor(s)

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