[Construction of a three-dimensional mandible model containing teeth based on the Virtual Chinese Human data].Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2008 Aug; 28(8):1449-51.NF
To construct a three-dimensional (3D) model of the mandible containing the teeth based on the Virtual Chinese Human Data.
From the previously established Virtual Chinese Human Dataset, 280 consecutive images containing the mandibular region were taken as a source data for reconstruction of the 3D mandible model. The Photoshop software was adopted for 2D image processing, and a special medical reconstruction software was used for the 3D reconstruction of the mandible model, followed by software-based smoothing and rendering of the model.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION
A 3D model of the mandible was successfully reconstructed, which allows a clear 3D observation of the anatomy of the mandible.