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Laplace-Beltrami Refined Shape Regression Applied to Neck Reconstruction for Craniosynostosis Patients Combining posterior shape models with a Laplace-Beltrami based approach for shape reconstruction

Schaufelberger, Matthias; Kühle, Reinald; Weichel, Frederic; Wachter, Andreas ORCID iD icon; Hagen, Niclas; Ringwald, Friedemann; Eisenmann, Urs; Freudlsperger, Christian; Nahm, Werner


This contribution is part of a project concerning the creation of an artificial dataset comprising 3D head scans of craniosynostosis patients for a deep-learning-basedclassification. To conform to real data, both head and neck are required in the 3D scans. However, during patient recording, the neck is often covered by medical staff. Simply pasting an arbitrary neck leaves large gaps in the 3D mesh. We therefore use a publicly available statistical shape model (SSM) for neck reconstruction. However, mostSSMs of the head are constructed using healthy subjects, so the full head reconstruction loses the craniosynostosis-specific head shape. We propose a method to recover the neck while keeping the pathological head shape intact. We propose a Laplace-Beltrami-based refinement step to deform the posterior mean shape of the full head model towards the pathological head. The artificial neck is created using the publicly available Liverpool-York-Model. We apply our method to construct artificial necks for head scans of 50 scaphocephaly patients. Our method reduces mean vertex correspondence error by approximately 1.3 mm compared to the ordinary posterior mean shape, preserves the pathological head shape, and creates a continuous transition between neck and head. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000141729
Veröffentlicht am 13.01.2022
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Biomedizinische Technik (IBT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-5504
KITopen-ID: 1000141729
Erschienen in Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering
Verlag De Gruyter
Band 7
Heft 2
Seiten 191-194
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