Quantifying normal head form and craniofacial asymmetry of elementary school students in Taiwan. C-K Hsu, RR Hallac, R Denadai et al.

Date: December 2019. Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Volume 72, Issue 12, Pages 2033-2040. Background: Defining three-dimensional (3D) normal craniofacial morphology in healthy children could provide craniofacial surgeons a reference point to assess disease, plan surgical reconstruction, and evaluate treatment outcome. The purposes of this study were to report normal craniofacial form […]

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A New Objective Automatic Computational Framework for Evaluating and Visualizing the Results of Infant Cranial Surgery. B Yuan, D Khechoyan, R Goldman.

Date: December 14-16, 2014. Source: 2014 ASE BigData/SocialInformatics/PASSAT/BioMedCom 2014 Conference, Harvard University. Abstract: We describe a novel automatic computational framework for evaluating and visualizing the results of infant cranial surgeries. We begin by capturing a 3D triangle mesh of the subject’s head using a 3dMD camera. Our framework includes a mesh decimation algorithm to simplify […]

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BBC: Defining the most ‘normal’ shape of a human skull.

Date: 22 November 2013 Source: BBC News Article: Defining the most ‘normal’ shape of a human skull Reconstructive surgery for people born with a misshapen skull is one of medicine’s most complicated challenges. Part of the problem for surgeons is defining what a normal head actually looks like.  A team of Liverpool-based surgeons, and artists, […]

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Computation of an average cranial shape of three to twelve months old infants using 3D stereophotogrammetry. T Maal, L Verhamme, E van Lindert, W Borstlap, S Berge.

Date: June 28, 2012. Source: 26th International Congress of Computer Assisted Radiology 2012 (CARS) in Pisa, Italy. Purpose: The goal of this study was to create an average cranial shape using an automated process for a control population. This model includes the variation of growth and allows for an easy comparison between patient and average […]

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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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