Customisation of a generic 3D model of the distal femur using diagnostic radiographs

Schmutz, Beat, Reynolds, Karen J., & Slavotinek, John P. (2008) Customisation of a generic 3D model of the distal femur using diagnostic radiographs. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 32(2), 156 -161.

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A method for the customization of a generic 3D model of the distal femur is presented. The customization method involves two steps: acquisition of calibrated orthogonal planar radiographs; and linear scaling of the generic model based on the width of a subject's femoral condyles as measured on the planar radiographs. Planar radiographs of seven intact lower cadaver limbs were obtained. The customized generic models were validated by comparing their surface geometry with that of CT-reconstructed reference models. The overall mean error was 1.2 mm. The results demonstrate that uniform scaling as a first step in the customization process produced a base model of accuracy comparable to other models reported in the literature.

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ID Code: 12786
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Generic 3D model, Femur, Planar radiographs, Calibration rig, 3D reconstruction
DOI: 10.1080/03091900701234390
ISSN: 1464-522X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology 32(2):156 -161.
Deposited On: 04 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:49

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