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Estimating Reference Shape Model for Personalized Surgical Reconstruction of Craniomaxillofacial Defects

Author(s): Deqiang Xiao, Chunfeng Lian, Li Wang, Hannah Deng, Hung-Ying Lin, Kim-Han Thung, Jihua Zhu, Peng Yuan, Leonel Perez, Jaime Gateno, Jr., Steve Guofang Shen, Pew-Thian Yap, James J. Xia, Dinggang Shen
Estimating Reference Shape Model for Personalized Surgical Reconstruction of Craniomaxillofacial Defects 170 178 IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME)
Current craniomaxillofacial (CMF) surgical planning techniques that rely on cephalometric analysis work reasonably well in correcting mild jaw deformities, but are inadequate for complex CMF defects (e.g., trauma). To alleviate this problem, we propose a method for estimating patient-specific reference bony shape models for planning of reconstructive surgery for patients with acquired CMF defects. Experimental results show that our method is capable of effectively recovering the patient’s normal facial bony shape in regions with defects, allowing CMF surgical planning to be performed accurately for a wider range of defects caused by trauma. read more