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Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing,  1997:<br>Proceedings of the Seventh International FAIM Conference

ISBN:
978-1-56700-089-4 (Print)
978-1-56700-442-7 (Online)

CREATION OF SOLID MODELS USING MRI SCANNING

F. Nabhani
School of Science and Technology, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA

A.N. Hart
School of Science and Technology, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA

C. J. Connor
School of Science and Technology, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA

M. Wake
School of Science and Technology, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA

Abstract

Creating solid models by the implementation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in medicine has proven to be invaluable in diagnosis, but the full potential of MRI in 3D modelling research has yet to be fully realised. In our studies it is shown that it is now possible to obtain accurate data relating to the creation of models, in particular hard tissues such as bone, such that complex models can be constructed. In the studies, the human patella was used as an example and was constructed from in-vivo images.

It has been well documented that the patella is constructed not of a single material but a composite of three forms and the material distribution is necessary when dealing in either 2D or 3D mode such as when the model is to be later used for simulation procedures.