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Cost-effective solutions and tools for medical image processing and design of personalised cranioplasty implants

Cost-effective solutions and tools for medical image processing and design of personalised cranioplasty implants

Pham, B. M., Le, C. H., Do, N. T., Vo, D. L., Le, T., Lee, R., Packianather, M. S. and Mengistu, S. (2017) Cost-effective solutions and tools for medical image processing and design of personalised cranioplasty implants. In: 6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME6). IFMBE Proceedings, 63 . Springer, Singapore, pp. 397-402. ISBN 978-981-10-4360-4 ISSN 1680-0737 (doi:10.1007/978-981-10-4361-1_67)

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Abstract

Cranial defects which are caused by bone tumors or traffic accidents are treated by cranioplasty techniques. Cranioplasty implants are required to protect the underlying brain, correct major aesthetic deformities, or both. With the rapid develop-ment of computer graphics, medical image processing (MIP) and manufacturing technologies in recent decades, nowadays, personalised cranioplasty implants can be designed and made to improve the quality of cranial defect treatments. However, software tools for MIP and 3D modelling of implants are ex-pensive; and they normally require high technical skills. Espe-cially, the process of design and development of personalised cranioplasty implants normally requires a multidisciplinary team, including experts in MIP, 3D design and modelling, and Biomedical Engineering; this leads to challenges and difficulties for technology transfers and implementations in hospitals. This research is aimed at developing, in particular, cost-effective solutions and tools for design and modeling of per-sonalised cranioplasty implants, and to simplify the design and modelling of implants, as well as to reduce the design and modeling time. In this way, surgeons and engineers can con-veniently and easily design personalised cranioplasty implants, without the need of using complex MIP and CAD tools; and as a result the cost of implants will be minimised.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME6)
Additional Information: Presented at the 6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 27-29 2016.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computerised Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Medical Image Processing, Cranial defects, Cranioplasty implants
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Applied Engineering & Management
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Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 11:59
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17472

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