2010 Summer Project Week Fracture Classification Brainstorming
- UMIT: Karl Fritscher
- BWH: Ron Kikinis
- Georgia Tech: Peter Karasev
- University of Iowa: Vince Magnotta
- Isomics: Curt Lisle
Fracture classification is of essential importance
- as a treatment guide
- to assist with prognosis
- to speak a common language with others in order to compare results
Unfortunately the interobserver variability concerning the classification of different fractures is rather high . Consequently (semi)-automatic methods to classify fractures according to established fracture classification systems, could be a helpful aid for an objective and consistent classification of fractures.
During the project week a first brainstorming session about potential appraoches for (automatic) fracture classification based on geometric surface properties  will be discussed.
This project is still in its planning phase!
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 P.A. Karasev, J.G. Malcolm, M. Niethammer, R. Kikinis, A. Tannenbaum. User-Driven 3D Mesh Region Targeting. SPIE Medical Imaging 2010.