Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 617–623 | Cite as

3D Visualization and Simulation in Surgical Planning System of Orbital Hypertelorism

  • Kai Xie
  • Sheng Yang
  • Y. M. Zhu
Original Paper


Simulation and three-dimensional visualization of object motion is a prerequisite for any surgical planning system. Orbital hypertelorism is a disease, which is most commonly associated with craniofacial malformations. We have developed a surgical planning system for planning and evaluation of orbital hypertelorism surgery. In our system CT-based virtual surface models fitted by oriented bounding boxes (OBB) are manipulated. Three-dimensional motion as well as a correction surgery can be simulated. Both are controlled by collision detection. The computer-based interactive surgery simulation systems (CISSS) presented here can take virtual surgical operation and forecast facial features after the correction of orbital hypertelorism, our surgical planning is cheaper and faster than the current methods, surgical outcome was also better than the current methods.


Surgery simulation Orbital hypertelorism Oriented bounding boxes Osteotomy simulation 



This work has been partially supported by NIH grants R42DE016171-02A1, Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (20070532077), Educational Fund of Hubei Province of China (Q20091211).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electronic Information CollegeYangtze River UniversityJingzhouChina
  2. 2.The Methodist Hospital Research InstituteCornell UniversityHoustonUSA
  3. 3.School of Computer and CommunicationHunan UniversityChangshaChina
  4. 4.CNRS Research Unit 5515 & INSERM UnitCREATISVilleurbanneFrance

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