Semi-Automatic Modeling of Bones for Real-Time Surgery Support

Roger Cuypers, Benjamin Weyers, Wolfram Luther


Model-based reconstruction of human bones in the context of surgery support is an upcoming field of research in informatics and kinematics. Tools for planning surgeries and real-time support require appropri-ate mathematical models for rendering, interacting as well as for reconfiguration. Our conviction is that Su-perquadrics offer this powerful mathematical modeling capability. Image based data which result from MRI and X-ray examinations have to be extracted and gathered to 3D-point sets which are afterwards fitted by superquadrics-based models. The fitting process is complex and time consuming. To solve this problem and to provide real-time simulation for the field of surgery support, the knowledge of the expert user should be applied. This paper presents the concept and a prototypical implementation of an interactive system which involves the user into the fitting process to accelerate the calculation and to enhance the resulting model.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Cuypers R., Weyers B. and Luther W. (2009). Semi-Automatic Modeling of Bones for Real-Time Surgery Support . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Medical Image Analysis and Description for Diagnosis Systems - Volume 1: Workshop MIAD, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-77-7, pages 13-23. DOI: 10.5220/0001814000130023

in Bibtex Style

@conference{workshop miad09,
author={Roger Cuypers and Benjamin Weyers and Wolfram Luther},
title={Semi-Automatic Modeling of Bones for Real-Time Surgery Support},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Medical Image Analysis and Description for Diagnosis Systems - Volume 1: Workshop MIAD, (BIOSTEC 2009)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Medical Image Analysis and Description for Diagnosis Systems - Volume 1: Workshop MIAD, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - Semi-Automatic Modeling of Bones for Real-Time Surgery Support
SN - 978-989-8111-77-7
AU - Cuypers R.
AU - Weyers B.
AU - Luther W.
PY - 2009
SP - 13
EP - 23
DO - 10.5220/0001814000130023