Burkhard Drerup

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Measurement of vertebral rotation from frontal X-ray projections of the pedicles was introduced by Nash and Moe. By the introduction of a vertebral model, their method and different modifications can be described and characterized easily. A geometrical analysis shows, that two parameters are sufficient for this model. When applying an appropriate(More)
In radiological assessment of scoliosis, some prognostic value is given to vertebral rotation. An improved method for measuring vertebral rotation is introduced. It differs from the known methods by a specific selection of vertebral model parameters describing location of pedicles relative to the vertebral body. Vertebral model parameters have been(More)
A method for automatic measurement of anatomical landmarks on the back surface is presented. The landmarks correspond to the verteba prominens, the dimples of the posterior superior iliac spines and the sacrum point (beginning of rima ani), which are characterized by distinct surface curvature. The surface curvatures are calculated from rasterstereographic(More)
Video rasterstereography has been developed for optical back shape measurement and for biomechanical analysis of spinal and pelvic geometry. Analysis of one single measurement permits 3-dimensional reconstruction of the back surface and calculation of shape parameters including pelvis tilt and torsion. In addition, estimates of the lateral deviation of the(More)
Anatomical landmarks on the body surface can be measured with high accuracy by using rasterstereography and surface curvature analysis. The present study shows that the lumbar dimples can be localized with a statistical error of about 1 mm. It is generally assumed that the dimples are in close relation to the pelvis (in particular to the PSISs) and may thus(More)
Die Rasterstereographie ist ein optisches Verfahren zur Vermessung und Analyse der Rückenform. Sie wurde für die biomechanische Untersuchung der Wirbelsäule entwickelt und liefert als Resultat einer Einzelmessung die 3-dimensionale (3D-)Rekonstruktion der Rückenoberfläche, ein Modell der Wirbelsäulenkurve und Informationen über die Stellung des Beckens.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to determine correlations between the parameters of body posture in the sagittal profile and sagittal jaw position by obtaining objective and valid three-dimensional measurements of the dorsal profile by means of rasterstereography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-three adults with Class II or III malocclusions were(More)
OBJECTIVE To relate the differences in the posture of patients with different craniofacial morphologies. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifty-three adult patients with Class II and III malformations were examined by cephalometric analysis and rasterstereography. The facial depth, maxillary position, mandibular plane angle, inner gonial angle, facial axis, and lower(More)
Video rasterstereography is a method for back surface measurement comprising automatic back surface reconstruction and shape analysis. It is particularly appropriate for the examination of scoliosis. In this application shape analysis includes model-based calculations of vertebral rotation (determined from surface rotation) and of the spinal midline in(More)