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Analysis Of Left-Right Asymmetry Of The Back Shape Of Scoliotic Patients
Author(s): E. Hierholzer
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Paper Abstract

A method for measurement of left-right asymmetry of the back shape is presented. The procedure is based on an analysis of the surface curvature distribution. As a result, a "sym-metry line" (line of least asymmetry) on the back and an asymmetry function is obtained. According to the evaluation procedure the data are essentially independent of a reference coordinate system. The results are to be compared with radiographic findings of the scoli-otic spine.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0602, Biostereometrics '85, (7 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.956324
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E. Hierholzer, Orthopadische Universitatsklinik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0602:
Biostereometrics '85
A. M. Coblentz; Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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