By Topic

Computer system for craniofacial surgical planning based on CT images

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
T. Yasuda ; Dept. of Inf. Eng., Nagoya Univ., Japan ; Y. Hashimoto ; S. Yokoi ; J. -I. Toriwaki

A system for craniofacial surgical planning utilizing stacks of 2-D tomographic images is described. The four parts of the system are image generation, 2-D surgical planning, 3-D plan confirmation, and rough prediction of face shape after an operation. The four parts are combined to provide a useful surgical planning system. Because a gradient shading technique is used for generating 3-D images, the bumpy shape of the voxel (volume element for 3-D objects) sometimes obscures the essential shape of the displayed objects. To smooth undesirable bumps without losing the essential object shape, 2-D filtering is applied. Arbitrary bone blocks can be specified and moved interactively with a graphic terminal to any derived location to aid surgical planning. The chosen plan can be confirmed by observing computer-generated 3-D images from arbitrary directions since the process necessary to generate a 3-D image for any one direction should be adequate for all directions. Postoperative face-shape prediction is available for evaluating the operation plan at the last stage of the planning sequence

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 3 )