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Christopher Lane Chairman & Chief Executive Officer With more than 38 years of experience in the IT industry, Lane has held senior technical and chief executive positions in globally-recognized high-tech and services companies, as well as serving as a board member for both privately and publicly held companies in the US and Europe. Following an […]

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Stephen Schendel, MD, DDS Professor Emeritus of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center Dr Schendel served as a full-time faculty member of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University Medical School from 1989 to 2008. Dr. Schendel graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental School in 1973. He then […]

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Shape-Based Classification of 3D Facial Data to Support 22q11.2DS Craniofacial Research. K Wilamowska, J Wu, C Heike and L Shapiro

Date: March 2012 Source: Journal of Digital Imaging, Volume 25, Number 3 (2012), 400-408. Abstract: 3D imaging systems are used to construct high-resolution meshes of patient’s heads that can be analyzed by computer algorithms. Our work starts with such 3D head meshes and produces both global and local descriptors of 3D shape. Since these descriptors […]

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Near‐infrared fluorescence imaging of lymphatics in head and neck lymphedema. I-Chih Tan, EA Maus, JC Rasmussen, MV Marshall, CE Fife, LA Smith, EM Sevick-Muraca.

Date: March 2012. Source: Head & Neck; Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 448–453. Background: Lymphedema is a complication that may occur after surgical resection and radiation treatment in a number of cancer types and is especially debilitating in regions where treatment options are limited. Although upper and lower extremity lymphedema may be effectively treated with […]

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Three-Dimensional Imaging and Software Advances in Orthodontics. A Ghoneima, E Allam, K Kula, and LJ Windsor

Chapter 8: Three-Dimensional Imaging and Software Advances in Orthodontics. Date: March 2012 Source: Orthodontics – Basic Aspects and Clinical Considerations, Edited by Prof. Farid Bourzgui Abstract: The book reflects the ideas of nineteen academic and research experts from different countries. The purpose of this chapter is to update orthodontists about the current options and applications […]

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Dysmorphometrics: the Modelling of Morphological Abnormalities. P Claes, K Daniels, M Walters, J Clement, D Vandermeulen and P Suetens.

Date: February 2012. Source: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, Volume 9:5, Feb 2012. Background: The study of typical morphological variations using quantitative, morphometric descriptors has always interested biologists in general. However, unusual examples of form, such as abnormalities are often encountered in biomedical sciences. Despite the long history of morphometrics, the means to identify and […]

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BBC News: London’s Science Museum to scan visitors’ faces in 3D

Date: 17 January 2012. Source: BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16549098 Article: Visitors to London’s Science Museum are being invited to have their faces scanned in 3D. The Me in 3D stand at the museum uses a series of cameras to build a virtual image visitors can then view and manipulate. Data from participants will be used by […]

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BBC News: 3D face scan to help future surgery.

Date: 17 January 2012. Source: BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16588956 Article: 3D face scan to help future surgery. Visitors to London’s Science Museum are being invited to have their faces scanned in 3D. The ‘Me in 3D’ exhibit uses an array of cameras to build a virtual image visitors can then view and manipulate. Data from the […]

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See yourself in 3D at the London Science Museum

LONDON (3 January 2012) – How are our faces constructed? How does your face differ from other faces? What do you look like in another dimension? These questions will be explored in Me in 3D – a new event running from 11 January until 10 April, where visitors can volunteer to have their photograph taken […]

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Variation of the Face in Rest Using 3D Stereophotogrammetry. TJJ Maal, LM Verhamme, B van Loon, JM Plooij, A Kho, FA Rangel, W Borstlap, SJ Bergé

Date: November 2011. Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 40, Issue 11, Pages 1252-1257. Abstract: To evaluate treatment outcomes following oral and maxillofacial surgery, pre- and post-treatment three-dimensional (3D) photographs of the patient’s face can assessed, but this procedure is accurate only if the face is captured with the same facial expression […]

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Image Fusion in Preoperative Planning

This article presents a comprehensive overview of generating a digital Patient-Specific Anatomic Reconstruction (PSAR) model of the craniofacial complex as the foundation for a more objective surgical planning platform. The technique explores fusing the patient’s 3D radiograph with the corresponding high-precision 3D surface image within a biomechanical context. As taking 3D radiographs has been common […]

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Assessment of rhinoplasty techniques by overlay of before-and-after 3D images.

Authors: Dean M Toriumi, Tatiana Dixon. Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago. Source: 3D Imaging Technologies for Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Volume 19, Number 4, Pages 712-723, Nov 2011. This article describes the equipment and software used to create facial 3D imaging […]

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Creation of the Virtual Patient for the Study of Facial Morphology

Author: Chung How Kau, Department of Orthodontics, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Source: 3D Imaging Technologies for Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Volume 19, Number 4, Pages 615-622, Nov 2011. The author provides an overview of the new imaging technologies that allow the practitioner to accurately capture the patient’s soft […]

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Using Facial Symmetry to Handle Pose Variations in Real-World 3D Face Recognition. G Passalis, P Perakis, T Theoharis, and IA Kakadiaris.

Date: November 2011. Source: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (impact factor: 4.91). Abstract: The uncontrolled conditions of real-world biometric applications pose a great challenge to any face recognition approach. The unconstrained acquisition of data from uncooperative subjects may result in facial scans with significant pose variations along the yaw axis. Such pose […]

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Facial phenotypes in subgroups of prepubertal boys with autism spectrum disorders are correlated with clinical phenotypes. K Aldridge, ID George, KK Cole, JR Austin, TN Takahashi, Y Duan, and JH Miles.

Date: October 2011. Source: Molecular Autism Journal, 2:15. Background: The brain develops in concert and in coordination with the developing facial tissues, with each influencing the development of the other and sharing genetic signaling pathways. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) result from alterations in the embryological brain, suggesting that the development of the faces of children […]

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Digital Stereophotogrammetry as a New Technique to Quantify Truncal Deformity: A Pilot Study in Persons with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. LR Gabor, AP Chamberlin, E Levy, M Perry, H Cintas, and SM Paul

Date: October 2011. Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; 90(10): 844–850. Abstract: The objective of this pilot study was to determine the usability of stereophotogrammetry (SP) as a non-invasive technique for obtaining linear measures and anatomical data of the torso in people with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) in comparison to clinical observations. Ten participants […]

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Morphological Integration of Soft-Tissue Facial Morphology in Down Syndrome and Siblings. J Starbuck, RH Reeves, and J Richtsmeier.

Date: June 2011. Source: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 146(4): 560–568. Abstract: Down syndrome (DS), resulting from trisomy of chromosome 21, is the most common live-born human aneuploidy. The phenotypic expression of trisomy 21 produces variable, though characteristic, facial morphology. Although certain facial features have been documented quantitatively and qualitatively as characteristic of DS (e.g., […]

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3D Symmetry Measure Invariant to Subject Pose During Image Acquisition. Manas Kawale, Juhun Lee, Shi Yin Leung, Michelle C. Fingeret, Gregory P. Reece, Melissa A. Crosby, Elisabeth K. Beahm, Mia K. Markey, and Fatima A. Merchant

3D Symmetry Measure Invariant to Subject Pose During Image Acquisition. Manas Kawale, Juhun Lee, Shi Yin Leung, Michelle C. Fingeret, Gregory P. Reece, Melissa A. Crosby, Elisabeth K. Beahm, Mia K. Markey, and Fatima A. Merchant

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Three-dimensional gender differences in facial form of children in the North East of England. I Bugaighis, C Mattick, B Tiddeman, and R Hobson

Date: April 2011 (Epub) Source: European Journal of Orthodontics Abstract: The aim of the prospective cross-sectional morphometric study was to explore three dimensional (3D) facial shape and form (shape plus size) variation within and between 8- and 12-year-old Caucasian children; 39 males age-matched with 41 females. Article: Three-dimensional gender differences in facial form of children […]

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Maxillary, mandibular, and chin advancement: treatment planning based on airway anatomy in obstructive sleep apnea. SA Schendel, N Powell, R Jacobson.

Date: March 2011 Source: Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 69(3): 663-76. Abstract: Surgical correction of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome involves understanding a number of parameters, of which the 3-dimensional airway anatomy is important. Visualization of the upper airway based on cone beam computed tomography scans and automated computer analysis is an aid in understanding […]

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3dMD is awarded Phase I of STTR Grant with UNC at Chapel Hill for a Dynamic 4D Facial Soft Tissue Analysis System.

Date: March 2011 Source: Press Announcement Headline: 3dMD is awarded Phase I of STTR Grant No. 1R41DE019742-01A1 with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Co-Principal Investigator Dr Carroll Ann Trotman, for a Dynamic 4D Facial Soft Tissue Analysis System. Atlanta (15-March-11): We are delighted to announce that 3dMD, working in conjunction with the Department of […]

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On the Antiquity of Trisomy 21: Moving Towards a Quantitative Diagnosis of Down Syndrome in Historic Material Culture. John M. Starbuck

Date: 2011 Source: Journal of Contemporary Anthropology, Vol. II (2011), Iss. 1. Abstract: Down syndrome was first medically described as a separate condition from other forms of cognitive impairment in 1866. Because it took so long for Down syndrome to be recognized as a clinical entity deserving its own status, several investigators have questioned whether […]

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Automated 3-Dimensional Airway Analysis from Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Data. SA Schendel and D Hatcher

Date: March 2010. Source: Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 68, Issue 3, Pages 696-701. Description: Evaluation of the airway using CT data is 3D and more precise than using traditional cephalometric radiographs but requires considerable manual manipulation of the data to achieve objective measurements. Medical CT has been used to study the airway changes […]

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Quantitative analysis of facial movement—A review of three-dimensional imaging techniques. H Popat, S Richmond , L Benedikt , D Marshall , PL Rosin.

Date: July 2009. Source: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics. Volume 33, Issue 5 , Pages 377-383. Abstract: Objective analysis of facial movement forms an important consideration in the assessment and outcome of several medical disciplines. Technological advances in the field of medical imaging have meant techniques to measure facial movement have evolved from subjective grading […]

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3D Facial Gestures in Biometrics: from Feasibility Study to Application. L Benedikt, D Cosker, PL Rosin and D Marshall.

Date: Sept. 2008. Source: Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems, 2008. BTAS 2008. 2nd IEEE International Conference; pp 1-6. Abstract: The human face has been so far mainly seen as a physiological biometric and very little work has been done to exploit the idiosyncrasies of facial gestures for person identification. This study proposes a markerless method […]

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3dMD Captures ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings in 3D on ABC’s Primetime Live

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 10 pm. Source: ABC Primetime Live Excerpt from: “Peter Jennings Reporting: No Place to Hide” The segment starts with Mr Jennings getting his image captured with 3dMD’s system. His 3D image processes and is prominently displayed on the 3dMDface System, while Dr Joseph Atick gives his viewpoint on today’s […]

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3dMD Customer Arizona State University Enrolls More Than 500 Subjects for Biometrics Analysis and Authentication Research During SIGGRAPH 2004

Date: August 2004 Source: Press Announcement Headline: 3dMD Customer Arizona State University Enrolls More Than 500 Subjects for Biometrics Analysis and Authentication Research During SIGGRAPH 2004 Atlanta (13-August-2004): 3dMD, the world’s market leader in ultra-fast 3D surface imaging, today announced its customer’s success of scanning more than 500 faces at SIGGRAPH to build an extensive […]

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