Kinematic study of lumbar spine using functional radiographies and 3D / 2D registration
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.
Keywordsdata registration image segmentation medical imaging spine kinematic study
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