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 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.
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.