Maxillo-Facial Surgery

Computer-Assisted Maxillo-Facial Surgery

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This project aims at assisting the clinician for the planning of orthognatic surgery. The objective is to build a biomechanical model of the patient face soft tissues and to use this model in order to predict the consequences of the bone repositioning onto the soft tissues deformations. The long term goal consists in providing the surgeon a prediction of the patient aesthetics after surgery, in order to validate or to modify his osteotomy planning.

Publications :

- Chabanas M., Luboz V. & Payan Y. (2003). Patient specific Finite Element model of the face soft tissue for computer-assisted maxillofacial surgery, Medical Image Analysis, Vol. 7, Issue 2, pp. 131-151. (PDF)

- Chabanas M., Payan Y., Marécaux C., Swider P. & Boutault F. (2004). Comparison of linear and non-linear soft tissue models with post-operative CT scan in maxillofacial surgery. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3078, pp. 19-27. (PDF)

Collaborations : Toulouse University Hospital (Pr Boutault –Maxillo-Facial Department)

Status : First qualitative and quantitative evaluations, clinical validation to be carried out.

More information :

Contact :

Laboratoire TIMC-IMAG, Domaine de la Merci, 38706 La Tronche Cedex

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