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26 May 1999 Interaction model for 3D cutting in maxillofacial surgery planning
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Our main research work is the realization of a completely computer-based maxillofacial surgery planning system. An important step toward this goal is the availability of virtual tools for the surgeon to interactively define bone segments from skull and jaw bones. The easy-to-handle user interface employs visual and force-feedback devices to define subvolumes of a patient's volume dataset. The defined subvolumes together with their spatial arrangements lead to an operation plan. We have evaluated modern low-cost, force- feedback devices with regard to their ability to emulate the surgeon's working procedure.
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Patrick Neumann, Dirk Siebert, Armin Schulz, Gabriele Faulkner, Manfred Krauss, and Thomas Tolxdorff "Interaction model for 3D cutting in maxillofacial surgery planning", Proc. SPIE 3658, Medical Imaging 1999: Image Display, (26 May 1999);

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