3D visualization and modeling of the foot: Precision and accuracy

Douglas D. Robertson, Kirk E. Smith, Paul K. Commean, Michael J. Mueller, Thomas Pilgram

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Abstract

Spiral X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) may be used to examine soft tissue/bony structures during forefoot loading. This data may be visualized with 3D volume rendering or computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, enabling foot structure replication and orthotic device fabrication. Studying 6 cadaver feet with CT, volume rendering, CAD, and rapid prototyping (RP) methods, we found CT-based 3D renderings and CAD models to be accurate (0.8±0.7 mm) and reliable (0.1±0.8 mm).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780356756
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Oct 13 1999Oct 16 1999

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period10/13/9910/16/99

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