Finite element modelling of maxillofacial surgery and facial expressions--a preliminary study.

@article{Beldie2010FiniteEM,
  title={Finite element modelling of maxillofacial surgery and facial expressions--a preliminary study.},
  author={Liliana Beldie and Brian Walker and Yongtao Lu and Stephen Richmond and John Middleton},
  journal={The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS},
  year={2010},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={422-30}
}
BACKGROUND Recent advances in diagnostic imaging and associated software have enabled the transformation of anatomical structures into finite element (FE) models facilitating computerized facial modelling. The work presented employs personalized imaging data of facial anatomical structures for use in planning and predicting the outcome of maxillofacial surgery. The current process relies on either freehand planning and/or commercial two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) surgical… CONTINUE READING