By Topic

A feasibility study to investigate the techniques for 3D reconstruction of brachial plexus and its surrounding structures using visible human dataset.

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
$31 $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

7 Author(s)
Qi Li ; Orthopedics Dept., Jiao Tong Univ., Shanghai, China ; Bingfang Zeng ; Changqing Zhang ; Weiqing Kong
more authors

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a common surgical disease, which will cause certain symptoms like neck-shoulder pain, headache, numbness of the upper limb and so on. Many of those symptoms are derived from brachial plexus entrapment. That syndrome is hard to diagnose in clinic. We need some direct evidence of the disease. Yet, the visualization of peripheral nerve like brachial plexus is still a tough problem. Presently, corresponding researches usually built their foundation on cadaver autopsy. In the study, a three dimensional (3-D) model of brachial plexus and its surrounding structures was established by segmentation of Chinese visible human (CVH) data. As a result, it is found brachial plexus went through a narrow tunnel surrounded by bone, muscle and tendon-like tissues. And, at its root and division sections that “tunnel” has been greatly compromised. Our findings indicate the potential sources and location of the disease, which may help to clinical diagnosis and treatment.

Published in:

Information Technology in Medicine and Education (ITME), 2012 International Symposium on  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

3-5 Aug. 2012