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A collective approach for reconstructing 3D fiber arrangements in virtual musculoskeletal soft tissue models

Choi, HF and Chincisan, A. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.


Abstract: Clinical evaluation of the mechanical condition in musculoskeletal soft tissues is challenging due to the wide range in morphology, size and function of the anatomical structures. Virtual biomechanical simulations in 3D anatomical models reconstructed from medical imaging provide an instrument to receive feedback on realistic mechanics and deformation, but require an adequate computational representation of the anisotropic fibrous architecture. In this study, we investigate the application of a Laplacian based approach as a collective basis to generate fiber bundle orientations in 3D anatomical models of the various musculoskeletal soft tissue structures. Methodological adaptations for specific cases are evaluated, while feasibility is demonstrated in anatomical examples of muscles and joint connective tissue structures.


@inproceedings{612,
  booktitle = {Computational Biomechanics for Medicine IX workshop- MICCAI},
  author = {Choi, HF and Chincisan, A. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.},
  title = {A collective approach for reconstructing 3D fiber arrangements in virtual musculoskeletal soft tissue models},
  month = sep,
  year = {2014},
  topic = {Medical},
  project = {MultiscaleHuman}
}