From Medical Images to the Biometrics of Form
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Within biometrics there is a subfield, morphometrics, for analyzing the geometric forms of organisms. Throughout biology and medicine it is useful to know; whether two samples of organs or organisms have the same typical form, and, should they differ, to describe their differences; to indicate the shape changes involved in a cycle such as respiration or heartbeat, or accompanying growth over a lifespan; and to characterize the typical deformation that is a deformity or disease, and its response to therapeutic intervention.
KeywordsShape Change Shape Variable Principal Strain Cranial Base Left Anterior Oblique
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