Towards quantification of normal evolution of the human head in order to develop new craniosynostosis measurements

Jong, G.A. de (2016) Towards quantification of normal evolution of the human head in order to develop new craniosynostosis measurements.

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Abstract:The aim of this thesis was to create a method for quantification of normal evolution of the human head in order to develop new craniosynostosis measurements. Due to the ionizing radiation in CT-scans and X-rays alternative techniques like 3D photogrammetry have to be used. However, these techniques lack the bony landmarks and skull base used in overlaying. The Computed Cranial Focal Point (CCFP) was introduced as a consistent landmark allowing overlaying using 3D photos. During this study the workflow including the CCFP is evaluated as a method for longitudinal follow-up. The position of the CCFP in the adult population was evaluated. The CCFP position change over time in the pediatric population was determined as well. Using the new workflow and position changes resulted in a method for longitudinal evaluation. This method was used to evaluate the head shape and volume change after endoscopically assisted strip craniectomy with helmet therapy based upon 3D photos. The methods used provides a template for other longitudinal follow-ups of normal human head growth, as well as in other forms of craniosynostosis surgery.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Radboudumc, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Radboudumc, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:44 medicine
Programme:Technical Medicine MSc (60033)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/71046
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