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Novel biomedical tetrahedral mesh methods: algorithms and applications
Author(s): Xiao Yu; Yanfeng Jin; Weitao Chen; Pengfei Huang; Lixu Gu
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Paper Abstract

Tetrahedral mesh generation algorithm, as a prerequisite of many soft tissue simulation methods, becomes very important in the virtual surgery programs because of the real-time requirement. Aiming to speed up the computation in the simulation, we propose a revised Delaunay algorithm which makes a good balance of quality of tetrahedra, boundary preservation and time complexity, with many improved methods. Another mesh algorithm named Space-Disassembling is also presented in this paper, and a comparison of Space-Disassembling, traditional Delaunay algorithm and the revised Delaunay algorithm is processed based on clinical soft-tissue simulation projects, including craniofacial plastic surgery and breast reconstruction plastic surgery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6789, MIPPR 2007: Medical Imaging, Parallel Processing of Images, and Optimization Techniques, 67891T (14 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.749779
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Xiao Yu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Yanfeng Jin, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Weitao Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Pengfei Huang, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Lixu Gu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)


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MIPPR 2007: Medical Imaging, Parallel Processing of Images, and Optimization Techniques

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