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Clinical Application Of The Direct Measurement Of Human Shape
Author(s): J. Anderson; R. Vincent; P. Marks; M. J. English
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Paper Abstract

A system is described for the recording and measurement of human body shape by a series of circular ultrasound scans. Computer manipulation of the echo data provides a graphic display of body contour, and a measurement of total body surface area and volume. The theoretical resolution for distance measurements using this device is 2.5 mm, a figure achieved in practical calibration experiments using a metal test object. Measurements from the body surface, although less precise, are sufficiently accurate and reproducible to enable useful clinical information to be obtained, particularly in recording the morphological changes associated with obesity and malnutrition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0166, NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics, (29 July 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.956959
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J. Anderson, Hospital Medical School (England)
R. Vincent, Hospital Medical School (England)
P. Marks, Hospital Medical School. (England)
M. J. English, Sussex University (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0166:
NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics
A. M. Coblentz; Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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