Marco Bontempi

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BACKGROUND Computer-assisted surgery is useful to increase the precision of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgical procedure, but could be even more important in evaluating the global performance of reconstructed ACL. This paper describes a new protocol for an accurate and extensive computer-assisted evaluation of single- and double-bundle(More)
Objective Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an important image technique for oral surgery (dentoalveolar surgery and dental implantology) and maxillofacial applications. This technique requires compact sized scanners with a relatively low radiation dosage, which makes them suitable for imaging of the craniofacial region. This article aims to present(More)
Ligaments and tendons have a significant role in the musculoskeletal system and are frequently subjected to injury. This study presents a model of collagen fibers, based on the study of a statistical distribution of fibers when they are subjected to quasistatic linear stretching. With respect to other methodologies, this model is able to describe the(More)
PURPOSE Monte Carlo simulation is a very useful tool for radiotherapy and diagnostic radiology. Yet even with the latest PCs, simulation of photon spectra emitted by an x-ray tube is a time-consuming task, potentially reducing the possibility to obtain relevant data such as dose evaluations, simulation of geometric settings, or monitor detector efficiency.(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of head motion on the reconstruction image quality in relation to patient positioning in dental cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems. This study should be intended as the first step to evaluate the effect of the head movements also in more stringent conditions. Head motion was monitored using an(More)
PURPOSE The Monte Carlo (MC) simulation is widely used to design and test complex physical phenomena. This paper presents a simulator of x-ray detector for imaging applications by providing a simple component that can be embedded into a MC code and allowing developers to focus their attention on the primary goals without hanging in the quality of the final(More)
The optimal reference for rotational positioning of femoral component in total knee replacement (TKR) is debated. Navigation has been suggested for intra-op acquisition of patient’s specific kinematics and functional flexion axis (FFA). The main purpose of the present study is to prospectively investigate whether pre-operative FFA in patients with(More)