Tooth segmentation of dental study models using range images

  title={Tooth segmentation of dental study models using range images},
  author={Toshiaki Kondo and Sim Heng Ong and Kelvin Weng Chiong Foong},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging},
The accurate segmentation of the teeth from the digitized representation of a dental study model is an important component in computer-based algorithms for orthodontic feature detection and measurement and in the simulation of orthodontic procedures such as tooth rearrangement. This paper presents an automated method for tooth segmentation from the three-dimensional (3-D) digitized image captured by a laser scanner. We avoid the complexity of directly processing 3-D mesh data by proposing the… CONTINUE READING
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