Accuracy of measurements used to quantify cranial asymmetry in deformational plagiocephaly. H Aarnivala, V Vuollo, T Heikkinen, V Harila, L Holmström, P Pirttiniemi, AM Valkama.

Date: May 2017 (ONLINE). Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Objective: Various measurements are used to quantify cranial asymmetry in deformational plagiocephaly (DP), but studies validating cut-off values and comparing the accuracy of such measurements are lacking. In this study, we compared the accuracy of four different measurements in classifying children with and without DP diagnosed […]

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A new method for three-dimensional evaluation of the cranial shape and the automatic identification of craniosynostosis using 3D stereophotogrammetry. JW Meulstee1, LM Verhamme, WA Borstlap, F Van der Heijden, GA De Jong, T Xi, SJ Bergé, H Delye, TJJ Maal.

Date: April 2017 (Online). Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Abstract: Craniosynostosis is a congenital defect which can result in abnormal cranial morphology. Three dimensional (3D) stereophotogrammetry is potentially an ideal technique for the evaluation of cranial morphology and diagnosis of craniosynostosis because it is fast and harmless. This study presents a new […]

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Novel Three-Dimensional Understanding of Maxillary Cleft Distraction. SM Vaughan, CH Kau, PD Waite.

Date: September 2016. Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: Volume 27 – Issue 6 – p 1462–1464. Objective: To set forth a universal standard methodology for quantifying volumetric and linear changes in the craniofacial complex, utilizing three-dimensional data captured from a cleft-lip palate patient who underwent rigid external device (RED) distraction. Methods: Cone beam computed tomography […]

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Indiana University visualization experts help doctors diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders with 3dMD

Date: October 10, 2013 Source: Indiana University, IT News & Events BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University received a $125,000 grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health for ongoing research into detecting fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, a leading but preventable cause of birth defects. IU has been engaged in the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol […]

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Cardiff Scientists and 3dMD Enter a New Dimension in 3D/4D Facial Imaging.

Anaheim, California (23-July-13): A team of Cardiff University clinicians and computer scientists can, for the first time, carry out facial movement research and transform the way patients needing facial surgery are assessed and monitored thanks to a new state-of-the-art 3D surface motion imaging system from 3dMD (3dMD exhibiting at #SIGGRAPH2013 Booth 226). Working alongside the […]

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Three-dimensional evaluation of unilateral cleft rhinoplasty results. TK Dixon, BP Caughlin, N Munaretto, DM Toriumi.

Date: April 2013 Source: Facial Plastic Surgery.; 29(2): 106-15. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1341588. Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) imaging is a relatively new method of objectively evaluating surgical results, allowing the surgeon to accurately measure postsurgical changes with little inconvenience to the patient. Its accuracy and reliability has been consistently demonstrated in the literature. This article describes updated methods […]

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The facial evolution: looking backward and moving forward. G Baynam, M Walters, P Claes, S Kung, P LeSouef, H Dawkins, D Gillett, J Goldblatt.

Date: January 2013. Source: Human Mutation; 34(1): pp 14-22. Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) facial analysis is ideal for high-resolution, nonionizing, noninvasive objective, high-throughput phenotypic, and phenomic studies. It is a natural complement to (epi)genetic technologies to facilitate advances in the understanding of rare and common diseases. The face is uniquely reflective of the primordial tissues, and […]

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Correlation between structural and color changes in 3D facial images of head and neck cancer patients following reconstructive surgery. J Lee, G Muralidhar, AC Bovik, MC Fingeret, MK Markey.

Date: June 27-30,2012. Source: 26th Annual International Congress of Computer Assisted Radiology (CARS) in Pisa, Italy. Purpose: To evaluate the relationship between change in the structural and color components of the face of patients suffering from head and neck cancer following reconstructive surgery. Results: The observed correlation coefficient (0.594) was statistically significantly different from zero […]

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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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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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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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