Development and validation of a generic 3D model of the distal femur

Schmutz, Beat, Reynolds, Karen J., & Slavotinek, John P. (2006) Development and validation of a generic 3D model of the distal femur. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 9(5), pp. 305-312.

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The development and validation of a virtual generic 3D model of the distal femur using computer graphical methods is presented. The synthesis of the generic model requires the following steps: acquisition of bony 3D morphology using standard CT (computed tomography) imaging; alignment of 3D models reconstructed from CT images with a common coordinate system; computer graphical sectioning of the models; extraction of bone contours from the image sections; combining and averaging of extracted contours; and 3D reconstruction of the averaged contours. The generic models reconstructed from the averaged contours of six cadaver femora were validated by comparing their surface geometry on a point to point basis with that of the CT reconstructed reference models. The mean errors ranged from 0.99 - 2.5 mm and were in agreement with the qualitative assessment of the models.

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ID Code: 5636
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Generic 3D model, Femur, 3D contour reconstruction, 3D model alignment, Cadaveric study
DOI: 10.1080/10255840600935217
ISSN: 1476-8259
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 9(5):pp. 305-312.
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:22

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