Shape-Based Classification of 3D Head Data

  • Linda G. Shapiro
  • Katarzyna Wilamowska
  • Indriyati Atmosukarto
  • Jia Wu
  • Carrie Heike
  • Matthew Speltz
  • Michael Cunningham
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5716)

Abstract

Craniofacial disorders are one of the most common category of birth defects worldwide, and are an important topic of biomedical research. In order to better understand these disorders and correlate them with genetic patterns and life outcomes, researchers need to quantify the craniofacial anatomy. In this paper we introduce several different craniofacial descriptors that are being used in research studies for two craniofacial disorders: the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (a genetic disorder) and plagiocephaly/brachycephaly, disorders caused by pressure on the head. Experimental results show that our descriptors show promise for quantifying craniofacial shape.

Keywords

3D shape shape-based classification craniofacial data 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda G. Shapiro
    • 1
  • Katarzyna Wilamowska
    • 1
  • Indriyati Atmosukarto
    • 1
  • Jia Wu
    • 1
  • Carrie Heike
    • 1
  • Matthew Speltz
    • 1
  • Michael Cunningham
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleU.S.A.

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