Finding Glenoid Surface on Scapula in 3D Medical Images for Shoulder Joint Implant Operation Planning-3D OCR

Sadeghi M. M., Kececi E. F., Bilsel K., Aralasmak A.

9th International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV), Nice, France, 18 - 20 November 2016, vol.10341 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 10341
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2268409
  • City: Nice
  • Country: France
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


Medical imaging has great importance in earlier detection, better treatment and follow-up of diseases. 3D Medical image analysis with CT Scan and MRI images has also been used to aid surgeries by enabling patient specific implant fabrication, where having a precise three dimensional model of associated body parts is essential. In this paper, a 3D image processing methodology for finding the plane on which the glenoid surface has a maximum surface area is proposed. Finding this surface is the first step in designing patient specific shoulder joint implant.