Important considerations for craniofacial mapping using laser scanners

Majid, Zulkepli and Chong, Albert K. and Setan, Halim (2007) Important considerations for craniofacial mapping using laser scanners. Photogrammetric Record, 22 (120). pp. 290-308. ISSN 0031-868X


The use of a laser scanning system for human craniofacial mapping has gained considerable interest recently as it offers a non-contact method which is very efficient in capturing a vast amount of accurate spatial data. Nonetheless, there is a need for a thorough evaluation to identify the important technical factors which may affect the accuracy of the system. This paper discusses the tests and the results of an evaluation of the Minolta VI-910 3D laser scanning system used to capture craniofacial surface
The research shows that the factors to consider for craniofacial mapping are:
scan distance, camera focal length, laser beam intensity, scanning resolution, convergence angle and number of overlapping scans.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2010 08:41
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 02:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: convergence angle; craniofacial mapping; focal length; laser scanner; scan beam intensity; scan resolution; lasers; scanning systems; convergence (biology); laser beams; resolution (optics)
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080199 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified
02 Physical Sciences > 0205 Optical Physics > 020501 Classical and Physical Optics
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110320 Radiology and Organ Imaging
02 Physical Sciences > 0205 Optical Physics > 020502 Lasers and Quantum Electronics
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-9730.2007.00449.x

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