4D shape-preserving modelling of bone growth

  • Per Rønsholt Andresen
  • Mads Nielsen
  • Sven Kreiborg
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1496)


From a set of temporally separated scannings of the same anatomical structure we wish to identify and analyze the growth in terms of a metamorphosis. That is, we study the temporal change of shape which may provide an understanding of the biological processes which govern the growth process. We subdivide the growth analysis into growth simulation, growth modelling, and finally the growth analysis. In this paper, we present results of growth simulation of the mandible from 3 scannings of the same patient in the age of 9 months, 21 months, and 7 years. We also present the first growth models and growth analyzes. The ultimative goal is to predict/simulate human growth which would be extremely useful in many surgical procedures.


Vector Field Fractional Brownian Motion Growth Analysis Growth Simulation Ridge Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Per Rønsholt Andresen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mads Nielsen
    • 2
  • Sven Kreiborg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical ModellingTechnical University of DenmarkDenmark
  2. 2.3D-Lab, School of DentistryUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark

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