Designing patient-specific 3D printed craniofacial implants using a novel topology optimization method

@article{Sutradhar2015DesigningP3,
  title={Designing patient-specific 3D printed craniofacial implants using a novel topology optimization method},
  author={Alok Sutradhar and Jaejong Park and Diana Carrau and Tam H. Nguyen and Michael J. Miller and Glaucio H. Paulino},
  journal={Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing},
  year={2015},
  volume={54},
  pages={1123-1135}
}
Large craniofacial defects require efficient bone replacements which should not only provide good aesthetics but also possess stable structural function. The proposed work uses a novel multiresolution topology optimization method to achieve the task. Using a compliance minimization objective, patient-specific bone replacement shapes can be designed for different clinical cases that ensure revival of efficient load transfer mechanisms in the mid-face. In this work, four clinical cases are… CONTINUE READING