3D asymmetry of operated children with oral clefts. I Bugaighis, CR Mattick, B Tiddeman, R Hobson.

Date: February 2014. Source: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research, 17(1):27-37. Objectives: To explore three-dimensional (3D) facial asymmetry differences in operated children with oral clefts and to compare the results with a control group. Setting and Sample Population: The sample comprised one hundred and three 8- to 12-year-old children: 40 with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP); 23…

Developing a 3D colour image reproduction system for additive manufacturing of facial prostheses. K Xiao, F Zardawi, R van Noort, JM Yates.

Date: February 2014. Source: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Volume 70, Issue 9-12, pp 2043–2049. Abstract:  In this study, a new 3D colour image reproduction system is proposed for the automated and accurate additive manufacturing of soft tissue facial prostheses. A framework of 3D colour image reproduction was defined and a protocol for each…

Three-Dimensional Stereophotogrammetry: A Novel Method in Volumetric Measurement of Infantile Hemangioma. DJJ Hermans, TJJ Maal, SJ Bergé, CJM Vleuten.

Date: January 2014. Source: Pediatric Dermatology. Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 118-122. Abstract: Accurate and objective measurement of volume changes in infantile hemangiomas (IHs) is essential in routine clinical practice and clinical studies, particularly in the changing therapeutic landscape after the discovery of propranolol. Several bedside techniques for volume measurement have been described in the…

Autism: Comparative Genomics and Interactomics. C Barth, N Bishop.

Date: January 2014 Source: Comprehensive Guide to Autism, pp 2853–2880. New York: Springer, 2014. Abstract: Many common human neurological disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and schizophrenia, have complex genetics and inheritance patterns. While understanding the molecular mechanisms of single-gene disorders is comparatively straightforward, complex diseases are, by their…

Detecting Genetic Association of Common Human Facial Morphological Variation Using High Density 3D Image Registration. S Peng, J Tan, S Hu, H Zhou, J Guo, L Jin, K Tang.

Date: December 2013. Source: PLoS Computational Biology, Public Library of Science. Abstract: Human facial morphology is a combination of many complex traits. Little is known about the genetic basis of common facial morphological variation. Existing association studies have largely used simple landmark-distances as surrogates for the complex morphological phenotypes of the face. However, this can…

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,…

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…

Comparison of facial morphologies between adult Chinese and Houstonian Caucasian populations using three-dimensional imaging. J Wirthlin, CH Kau, JD English, F Pan, H Zhou.

Date: Sep 2013 Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 42(9):1100-7. Abstract: The objective of this study was to compare the facial morphologies of an adult Chinese population to a Houstonian white population. Three-dimensional (3D) images were acquired via a commercially available stereophotogrammetric camera system, 3dMDface™. Using the system, 100 subjects from a Houstonian…

Image Fusion in Craniofacial Virtual Reality Modeling Based on CT and 3dMD Photogrammetry. P Xin; H Yu; H Cheng; S Shen; SGF Shen.

Date: September 2013. Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 1573–1576. Purpose: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of building a craniofacial virtual reality model by image fusion of 3-dimensional (3D) CT models and 3dMD stereophotogrammetric facial surface. Methods: A CT scan and stereophotography were performed. The 3D…

Presentation: Use of Digital Design. A Paradigm Shift in Surgical Planning for Craniofacial Surgery…Integrating Clinical Data with Static 3D Images. PR Shetye.

Date: September 2013. Source: International Society of Craniofacial Surgery 15th International Congress 2013, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA. Presentation: Use of Digital Design. A Paradigm Shift in Surgical Planning for Craniofacial Surgery… Integrating Clinical Data with Static 3D Images. Speaker: Pradip R. Shetye, DDS NYU Medical Center.