Kinematic study of lumbar spine using functional radiographies and 3D / 2D registration

  • Ali Hamadeh
  • Philippe Cinquin
3D/2D Registration
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1205)


Several attempts have been made to determine the motion of the lumbar spine with the purpose of gathering additional data for the diagnosis of instability. A pair of functional radiographies taken at each end of the range of motion can be used to carry out the estimation of motion using graphic construction or computer assisted methods. In this paper we propose to develop a new method to measure the motion of the lumbar vertebrae using 3D/2D registration between 3D surface models and a pair of calibrated 2D X-ray images.


data registration image segmentation medical imaging spine kinematic study 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Hamadeh
    • 1
  • Philippe Cinquin
    • 1
  1. 1.TIMC UMR 5525 - IMAG - Faculté de Medecine de GrenobleInstitut Albert BonniotLa TroncheFrance

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