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A Novel Method For Determining Acetabular Orientation, Sean Higgins Aug 2012

A Novel Method For Determining Acetabular Orientation, Sean Higgins

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Enhanced knowledge of the acetabulum is of paramount importance in the diagnostic, planning, and execution stages of procedures and treatments targeting the hip joint. The convoluted and highly variable morphology of the structures comprising the bony pelvis make ascertaining measures of the acetabulum challenging. Furthermore, current methods for determining acetabular orientation assume symmetry between the separate halves of the pelvis by utilizing a coordinate system based on bilateral landmarks. The purpose of this study was to determine the three-dimensional orientation of the entire acetabulum. For this research, an improved programmatic method was developed for determining acetabular orientation using three-dimensional data ...


Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Using The Integration Of Pattern Recognition Methods And Finite Element Analysis, Aghazadeh Babak Seyed Feb 2012

Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Using The Integration Of Pattern Recognition Methods And Finite Element Analysis, Aghazadeh Babak Seyed

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The overall goal of this research is to develop methods and algorithms to investigate the severity of Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to estimate the intracranial pressure (ICP) level non-invasively. Brain x-ray computed tomography (CT) images and artificial intelligence methods are employed to estimate the level of ICP. Fully anisotropic complex wavelet transform features are proposed to extract directional textural features from brain images. Different feature selection and classification methods are tested to find the optimal feature vector and estimate the ICP using support vector regression. By using systematic feature extraction, selection and classification, promising results on ICP estimation are ...