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  • 1
    ISSN: 1434-3940
    Keywords: Schlüsselwörter ; Dysgnathiechirurgie ; Operationssimulation ; Weichgewebesimulation ; Computersimulation ; Keywords ; Orthognathic surgery ; Preoperative planning ; Soft tissue simulation ; Computer-aided simulation
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Description / Table of Contents: Background In addition to standard X-rays, photographic documentation, cephalometric and model analysis, a computer-aided, three-dimensional (3D) simulation system has been developed in close cooperation with the Institute of Communications of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. With this simulation system a photorealistic prediction of the expected soft tissue changes can be made. Prerequisites are a 3D reconstruction of the facial skeleton and a 3D laser scan of the face. After data reduction, the two data sets can be matched. Cutting planes enable the transposition of bony segments. The laser scan of the facial surface is combined with the underlying bone via a five-layered soft tissue model to convert bone movements on the soft tissue cover realistically. Conclusion Further research is necessary to replace the virtual subcutaneous soft tissue model by correct, topographic tissue anatomy.
    Notes: Hintergrund Im Rahmen eines Sonderforschungsbereichs der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB 603) wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Lehrstuhl für Nachrichtentechnik der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg ein computergestütztes Simulationssystem zur dreidimensionalen, fotorealistischen Vorhersage von Weichgewebeveränderungen nach orthognathen Eingriffen entwickelt. Voraussetzung sind 3D-CT-Datensätze des Gesichtsschädels sowie eine ebenfalls dreidimensionale Laserabtastung der Gesichtsoberfläche. Beide Datensätze können nach Datenreduktion über ein mathematisches Verfahren so miteinander verknüpft werden, dass mit Hilfe so genannter “cutting planes” Verlagerungen von Knochensegmenten auf das bedeckende Weichgewebe realitätsnah übertragen werden können. Schlussfolgerung Es bedarf weiterer Forschungsanstrengungen, um auch die subkutanen Weichgewebelagen so in das Simulationsmodell zu integrieren, dass noch bestehende Abweichungen korrigiert werden können.
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    ISSN: 1572-8595
    Keywords: biatrial pacing ; biventricular pacing ; pacemaker indication ; coronary sinus electrodes
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract The artificial activation of the heart modifies the mechanics of contraction and relaxation. While only little basic research has been addressed to this question, clinical observations showed that for hypertrophic as well as dilated cardiomyopathies appropriate pacing techniques can be useful. Pacing can influence the activation sequence. The spread out from a single site is slow, and so hypercontractility deminshed. With the use of multiple electrodes, two atrial and/or two ventricular, conduction delays in the atria or ventricles can be eliminated. Synchronisation of the cardiac activation has an anti-arrhythmic and positiv inotropic effect. This may lead to new indications for pacemakers or better to be named cardiac synchronisers.
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