Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Computer Vision-Guided Virtual Craniofacial Surgery

A Graph-Theoretic and Statistical Perspective

Authors: Chowdhury, Ananda S., Bhandarkar, Suchendra M.

  • The only book to treat the problem of virtual reconstructive craniofacial surgery from a combinatorial and algorithmic perspective
  • Provides a survey of the applications of computer vision and pattern recognition to virtual surgery
  • Contains an extensive treatment of the problems of fracture detection and virtual reconstruction
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About this book

Recent advances in both scanning instruments and supporting software have transitioned their impact from merely outside the operating room to inside the surgical theater, making intra-operative 3D imaging a reality.

This unique text/reference examines the important application of computer vision and pattern recognition to medical science, with a specific focus on reconstructive craniofacial surgery. The book discusses in depth the two integral components of reconstructive surgery; fracture detection, and reconstruction from broken bone fragments. In addition to supporting its application-oriented viewpoint with detailed coverage of theoretical issues, the work incorporates useful algorithms and relevant concepts from both graph theory and statistics.

Topics and features:

  • Presents practical solutions for virtual craniofacial reconstruction and computer-aided fracture detection, which can also be applied to related fields such as radiology, orthopedic surgery and histopathology
  • Discusses issues of image registration, object reconstruction, combinatorial pattern matching, and detection of salient points and regions in an image
  • Investigates the concepts of maximum-weight graph matching, maximum-cardinality minimum-weight matching for a bipartite graph, determination of minimum cut in a flow network, and construction of automorphs of a cycle graph
  • Examines the techniques of Markov random fields, hierarchical Bayesian restoration, Gibbs sampling, and Bayesian inference
  • Includes a Foreword by Dr. Jack C. Yu, Milford B. Hatcher Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA

This practical text will be of great resource value to researchers and graduate students from a broad spectrum of disciplines including computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering and statistics. Clinical practitioners such as plastic surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and radiologists will also find much of interest in the book.

Dr. Ananda S. Chowdhury is a reader in the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Dr. Suchendra M. Bhandarkar is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The goal of the research is to apply image processing techniques for the construction of a virtual human jaw. … The monograph presents the underlying computational mathematics and algorithms and the results of the corresponding experiments. … Readers with a normal understanding of the human anatomy can understand the book. … It can be used as a textbook in graduate or higher-level image processing courses.” (Maulik A. Dave, ACM Computing Reviews, April, 2012)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chowdhury, Ananda S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Graph-Theoretic Foundations

    Chowdhury, Ananda S. (et al.)

    Pages 15-23

  • A Statistical Primer

    Chowdhury, Ananda S. (et al.)

    Pages 25-34

  • Virtual Single-Fracture Mandibular Reconstruction

    Chowdhury, Ananda S. (et al.)

    Pages 37-70

  • Virtual Multiple-Fracture Mandibular Reconstruction

    Chowdhury, Ananda S. (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2645-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computer Vision-Guided Virtual Craniofacial Surgery
Book Subtitle
A Graph-Theoretic and Statistical Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-296-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-296-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-295-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2645-4
Series ISSN
2191-6586
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 166
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