Statistical Shape Modeling of Musculoskeletal Structures and Its Applications

  • Statistical shape models (SSM) describe the shape variability contained in a given population. They are able to describe large populations of complex shapes with few degrees of freedom. This makes them a useful tool for a variety of tasks that arise in computer-aided madicine. In this chapter we are going to explain the basic methodology of SSMs and present a variety of examples, where SSMs have been successfully applied.
Author:Hans Lamecker, Stefan Zachow
Document Type:Book chapter
Parent Title (English):Computational Radiology for Orthopaedic Interventions
First Page:1
Last Page:23
Series:Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics
Year of first publication:2016