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A Framework for Reconstructing Three-Dimensional Rib Cage and Thoracic Volume in Spine Deformity Patients: An Innovative Simulation Software Development1

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Po-Chih Lee, Arthur Erdman

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Charles Ledonio, David Polly

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Evan Bollig

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033849Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030919 (Aug 01, 2016) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1126; doi: 10.1115/1.4033849 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 3

Three-dimensional reconstruction of the rib cage (left) and thoracic volume (right)

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

Functions of the GUI

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

The framework for rib cage and thoracic volume reconstruction



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