Mesh-based vs. Image-based Statistical Appearance Model of the Human Femur: a Preliminary Comparison Study for the Creation of Finite Element Meshes

Statistical models have been recently introduced in computational orthopaedics to investigate the bone mechanical properties across several populations

B├╝chler

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • Statistical models have been recently introduced in computational orthopaedics to investigate the bone mechanical properties across several populations
  • A fundamental aspect for the construction of statistical models concerns the establishment of accurate anatomical correspondences among the objects of the training dataset
  • A computer tomography dataset of 157 human left femurs was used for the comparison
  • 30 finite element meshes were generated with the models
  • The quality of the obtained FE meshes was evaluated in terms of volume, size and shape of the elements
  • Future studies are required to evaluate the impact of this finding on the final mechanical simulations

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