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Mandible shape modeling using the second eigenfunction of the Laplace-Beltrami operator
Author(s): Seongho Seo; Moo K. Chung; Brian J. Whyms; Houri K. Vorperian
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Paper Abstract

The second Laplace-Beltrami eigenfunction provides an intrinsic geometric way of establishing natural coordinates for elongated 3D anatomical structures obtained from medical images. The approach is used to establish the centerline of the human mandible from CT and provides automated anatomical landmarks across subjects. These landmarks are then used to quantify the growth pattern of the mandible between ages 0 and 20.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7962, Medical Imaging 2011: Image Processing, 79620Z (11 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877537
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Seongho Seo, Seoul National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Moo K. Chung, Seoul National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Waisman Lab. for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Univ. of Wisconsin (United States)
Univ. of Wisconsin (United States)
Brian J. Whyms, Univ. of Wisconsin (United States)
Houri K. Vorperian, Univ. of Wisconsin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7962:
Medical Imaging 2011: Image Processing
Benoit M. Dawant; David R. Haynor, Editor(s)

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