Efficient Model Posing and Morphing Software
Final rept. 1 Jul 2013-3 Apr 2014
KITWARE INC CLIFTON PARK NY
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The absorption of electromagnetic energy within human tissue depends upon anatomical posture and body type, e.g., body-mass index. Creating a large number of anatomical models with various body postures is problematic however, given medical scanner costs and acquisition requirements, e.g., the subject must be lying down for CT and MRI acquisitions. We propose to deliver software, documentation, and examples relating to our research aimed at modifying the anatomical pose and body morphology e.g., body-mass indexes of volumetric, voxelized, anatomical models. In particular, we propose to adapt real-time surgical simulation methods to serve as the underlying methods in changing the pose and the fatmuscle composition of voxel models. This approach has the key benefit of being able to generate morphed voxelized anatomical models in less than 10 minutes. Intuitive software applications that incorporate these algorithms are already being prototyped and will be extended, evaluated, and delivered in Phase I. This project builds upon significant prior work at Kitware and makes use of several open-source, image-processing toolkits. The product will be offered as open-source software and used to attract additional consulting clients to Kitware.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Operations Research