Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Mohamed R. Mahfouz
Richard D. Komistek, Aly E. Fathy, William R. Hamel
The availability of a patient‐specific bone model has become an increasingly invaluable addition to orthopedic case evaluation and planning . Utilized within a wide range of specialized visualization and analysis tools, such models provide unprecedented wealth of bone shape information previously unattainable using traditional radiographic imaging . In this work, a novel bone reconstruction method from two or more x‐ray images is described. This method is superior to previous attempts in terms of accuracy and repeatability. The new technique accurately models the radiological scene in a way that eliminates the need for expensive multi‐planar radiographic imaging systems. It is also flexible enough to allow for both short and long film imaging using standard radiological protocols, which makes the technology easily utilized in standard clinical setups.
El Dakhakhni, Hatem Amin Abdel Fattah, "Reconstruction of Patient-Specific Bone Models from X-Ray Radiography. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2013.
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