13 May 1998 Shape reconstruction and subsequent deformation of soleus muscle models using B-spline solid primitives
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Proceedings Volume 3254, Laser-Tissue Interaction IX; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.308192
Event: BiOS '98 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
We introduce a mathematical primitive called the B-spline solid that can be used to create deformable models of muscle shape. B-spline solids can be used to model skeletal muscle for the purpose of building a data library of reusable, deformable muscles that are reconstructed from actual muscle data. Algorithms are provided for minimizing shape distortions that may be caused when fitting discrete sampled data to a continuous B-spline solid model. Visible Human image data provides a good indication of the perimeter of a muscle, but is not suitable for providing internal muscle fiber bundle arrangements which are important for physical simulation of muscle function. To obtain these fiber bundle orientations, we obtain 3-D muscle fiber bundle coordinates by triangulating optical images taken from three different camera views of serially dissected human soleus specimens. B-spline solids are represented as mathematical three-dimensional vector functions which can parameterize an enclosed volume as well as its boundary surface. They are based on B-spline basis functions, allowing local deformations via adjustable control points and smooth continuity of shape. After the B-spline solid muscle model is fitted with its external surface and internal volume arrangements, we can subsequently deform its shape to allow simulation of animated muscle tissue.
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Victor Ng-Thow-Hing, Victor Ng-Thow-Hing, Anne Agur, Anne Agur, Kevin Arthur Ball, Kevin Arthur Ball, Eugene Fiume, Eugene Fiume, Nancy McKee, Nancy McKee, "Shape reconstruction and subsequent deformation of soleus muscle models using B-spline solid primitives", Proc. SPIE 3254, Laser-Tissue Interaction IX, (13 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308192; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.308192

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