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The correspondence problem is of high relevance in the construction and use of statistical models. Statistical models are used for a variety of medical application, e.g. segmentation, registration and shape analysis. In this paper, we present comparative studies in three anatomical structures of four different correspondence establishing methods. The goal(More)
Bio-engineered cartilage has made substantial progress over the last years. Preciously few cases, however, are known where patients were actually able to benefit from these developments. In orthopaedic surgery, there are two major obstacles between in-vitro cartilage engineering and its clinical application: successful integration of an autologuous graft(More)
Minimally invasive surgical interventions performed with the assistance of computerized navigation systems require reliable registration methods for preoperatively acquired patient anatomy representations. These registration methods have to be compatible with the minimally invasive paradigm. The use of the non-invasive brightness-mode ultrasound, which is(More)
This paper presents a firsthand comparative evaluation of three different existing methods for selecting a suitable allograft from a bone storage bank. The three examined methods are manual selection, automatic volume-based registration, and automatic surface-based registration. Although the methods were originally published for different bones, they were(More)
Delineating brain tumor boundaries from magnetic resonance images is an essential task for the analysis of brain cancer. We propose a fully automatic method for brain tissue segmentation, which combines Support Vector Machine classification using multispectral intensities and textures with subsequent hierarchical regularization based on Conditional Random(More)
A majority of pre-operative planning and navigational guidance during computer assisted orthopaedic surgery routinely uses three-dimensional models of patient anatomy. These models enhance the surgeon's capability to decrease the invasiveness of surgical procedures and increase their accuracy and safety. A common approach for this is to use computed(More)
The use of three dimensional models in planning and navigating computer assisted surgeries is now well established. These models provide intuitive visualization to the surgeons contributing to significantly better surgical outcomes. Models obtained from specifically acquired CT scans have the disadvantage that they induce high radiation dose to the patient.(More)
Reconstruction of patient-specific 3D bone surface from 2D calibrated fluoroscopic images and a point distribution model is discussed. We present a 2D/3D reconstruction scheme combining statistical extrapolation and regularized shape deformation with an iterative image-to-model correspondence establishing algorithm, and show its application to reconstruct(More)