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

Presentation: Computation of an average cranial shape of three to twelve months old infants using 3D stereophotogrammetry.

Authors: T. Maal, L. Verhamme, E. van Lindert, W. Borstlap, S. Bergé, St. Radboud Univ. Medical Center, Nijmegen
Source: 26th International Congress of Computer Assisted Radiology (CARS) in Pisa, Italy
Date: June 28, 2012

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 normal cranial shape.

Conclusion: In this study a model was created for 3D comparison of head shapes using a database of controls. Using this new method it is possible to accurately evaluate changes due to surgery and compare them to the normal standards. Furthermore, the model generated is a first step towards digital production of the moulding helmets using rapid prototyping.

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