New developments in medical photogrammetry

Chong, Albert K. (2009) New developments in medical photogrammetry. Geoinformation Science Journal, 9 (1). pp. 41-50. ISSN 1511-9491


Conventional photogrammetric techniques have been used for a broad variety of medical applications. Amongst them, craniofacial mapping, human trunk and extremity mapping, wound and sore mapping, as well as dental mapping are the most common. Nowadays, laser scanning and 3D probing devices have superseded photogrammetry for many of these applications, whilst photogrammetry has advanced to on-line measuring and real-time navigating applications in the medical field. Some of the developments are familiar features in surgical operating theatres today. Surgical probing devices and the key-hole surgical navigation system are two examples of such innovative development of advanced photogrammetric technique. By and large, other imaging/measurement technologies such as ultrasound, CT and MRI are generally perceived as choice inventions for body interior measurement and navigation. These technologies are efficient. Not only are they accurate for measurement and navigation, also the users requiring minimal training to operate these systems. Certainly, it seems photogrammetry is being superseded or is put on a back seat in the high-tech medical environment. So what would happen to photogrammetry in medical applications? This paper discusses potential research that may bring back the appreciation of Photogrammetry of yesteryear.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright. © 2009 FKSG for the paper.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2010 10:49
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 00:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: real-time navigation; real-time measurement; real-time calibration; surgical operation
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090303 Biomedical Instrumentation
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080106 Image Processing
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4013 Geomatic engineering > 401304 Photogrammetry and remote sensing
40 ENGINEERING > 4003 Biomedical engineering > 400305 Biomedical instrumentation
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4603 Computer vision and multimedia computation > 460306 Image processing
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods

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