Modelling and Simulation of Scoliotic Deformities

F. Cheriet, D. Jiang, and N.F. Stewart (Canada)


Biomedical modelling, Simulation, Scoliosis, Thin-plate splines


In this paper we show how to use thin-plate splines, on a scalar index set, to model the evoluton of scoliotic defor mity over time. We begin by showing how to reformu late certain results on smoothing splines so that they can be used for the purpose just mentioned. We then describe an evaluation of the method, using data for real scoliotic patients. Finally, the approach is compared with a method using thin-plate splines on the Euclidean space .

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