Accession Number:

ADA409700

Title:

Comparison of Image Generation And Processing Techniques For 3D Reconstruction of The Human Skull

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OHIO UNIV ATHENS DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A The purpose of our study was to compare the accuracy of an unconventional, non-invasive and relatively inexpensive Microscribe 3D digitizer with a standard widely used and expensive CT-Scan andor MRI for 3D reconstruction of a human skull, which will be used for biomechanics studies. Two models of the human skull were developed reconstructed, one using the 3D coordinates generated by the Microscribe 3D digitizing unit and another one using the CT-Scans 2D cross-sections obtained from a CE scanner. Both models were then subjected to stress analysis using a Finite Element Analysis program. Additionally, a few image processing software - OSIRIS ii, SCION IMAGE 2 EFILM 3 3D DOCTOR 4 and OPTIMAS 5 were compared in order to find the best software that could function as an interface between medical and engineering software and in the same time to have a 3D reconstruction algorithm.

Subject Categories:

  • Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE