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This workshop will highlight the use of publicly available software for dental applications of 3D virtual models from Cone-beam CT volumes. The ability to visualize the face in 3D does not imply the ability to quantify growth or treatment changes. 3D structural shape analyses continue to mandate a multidisciplinary collaborative team including clinician researchers, shape analysis and statistical modeling experts.

This 3D software workshop for Cranio Maxillo Facial applications is part of the Joint Cephalometric Experts Group 2011 that will be held from Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 6:30 PM - Friday, November 11, 2011 at 12:00 PM (ET) at Cleveland, OH.


  • November 9, 2011 9am - 5.30pm

Tentative Agenda

9am - 10am USB delivery to attendees, data and software installation

10am - 10.20am Lucia Cevidanes / Tung Nguyen: Overview of 3D imaging applications, future development goals. Slicer application development in Orthodontics. (Slides)

10.20am -10.40am Beatriz Paniagua / Emerging methodologies in Image Analysis, NAMIC, NITRC (Slides)

10.40am - 11.00am DICOM conversion (Slides), surface models (Slides) and visualization in ITKsnap

11am - 11.20am Downsizing data ImaginePipelines

11.20am - 12.00am Familiarization with ITKsnap segmentations

12am - 1pm - LUNCH BREAK

1pm - 2pm Complete segmentation

2.00pm - 2.30pm CranialBase registration (Slides), Imagine vs CMFreg

2.30pm - 3.00pm Surface models vs Image models, surface formats

3.00pm - 3.30pm Slicer visualization, Slicer overview

3.30pm - 4pm Quantification options, MeshValmet using Closest Points


Workshop will be held in the George S. Dively Building, in the Case Western Reserve University campus, Cleveland (OH)


  • Lucia Cevidanes, Ph.D. DDS, University of Michigan
  • Tung Nguyen, DDS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Beatriz Paniagua, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Local host

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland (OH). Mark Hans, DDS, MSD


Preparation for the workshop

  • The workshop combines oral presentations and instructor-led hands-on sessions with the participants working on their own laptop computers.

All participants are required to come with their own laptop computer and install the software and datasets prior to the event. A minimum of 1 GB of RAM (4 GB is better) and a graphic accelerator with 64mb (512MB is better) of on-board graphic memory are required. Shared memory graphics boards have significantly poorer performance.

  • Software
    • ITKsnap - Semi-automatic segmentation tool and visualization
    • Slicer3 - Visualization and analysis tool
    • Imagine - Registration tool
    • CMF reg - Slicer3 registration tool (under development)
  • Data

Other Resources

Slicer Community

Participants are invited to join the Slicer user and Slicer developer community prior to the workshop, for questions and feature requests related to the software. For questions related to the Slicer community, please send an e-mail to Sonia Pujol (spujol[at]

For questions related to the workshop, please send an e-mail to Lucia Cevidanes (cevidanl[at], Beatriz Paniagua (beatriz_paniagua[at] or Tung Nguyen (nguyentu[at]

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