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A scheme for automatically building three-dimensional morphometric anatomical atlases: application to a skull atlas.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical Image Analysis
1361-8415
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
2
Issue
1
Pages
37–60
Identifiers
PMID: 10638852
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

We present a general scheme for automatically building a morphometric anatomical atlas. We detail each stage of the method, including the non-rigid registration algorithm, three-dimensional line averaging and statistical processes. We apply the method to obtain a quantitative atlas of skull crest lines. Finally, we use the resulting atlas to study a craniofacial disease; we show how we can obtain qualitative and quantitative results by contrasting a skull affected by a mandible deformation with the atlas.

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