1 April 1991 Precise individualized armature for ear reconstruction
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Proceedings Volume 1380, Biostereometric Technology and Applications; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48081
Event: Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1990, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
The cosmetic result of an ear restored surgically or via prosthetics is dependent on the surgeon''s ability to carve a precise cartilage armature at the time of surgery or the prosthetist''s ability to sculpt in wax an exact duplicate of the patient''s " missing" ear. Introducing CAD/CAM technology into the process benefits the esthetic outcome of these procedures. By utilizing serial section information derived from CAT MRI or moulage techniques a mirrorimage of the patient''s " donor" ear is generated. The resulting earform data is then used for the design of a cartilage armature produced by multi-axis milling or to produce by stereolithography a model which serves as the basis for a prosthesis.
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Raymond J. Evenhouse, Xiaoming Chen, "Precise individualized armature for ear reconstruction", Proc. SPIE 1380, Biostereometric Technology and Applications, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48081; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48081
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