Calibrating Minolta VIVID 910 3D laser scanner for medical mapping

Majid, Zulkepli and Chong, Albert and Setan, Halim (2006) Calibrating Minolta VIVID 910 3D laser scanner for medical mapping. New Zealand Surveyor (296). pp. 3-6. ISSN 0048-0150


The paper describes the calibration of a Minolta Vivid 910 3D laser scanner for medical applications such as denture, trunk, limb and craniofacial (face and skull) 3D mapping. The calibration of the scanner was essential to determine the accuracy and reliability of the instrument. The Vivid 910 was calibrated using three objects of different shape, size and surface texture. The objects used were: 1) a smooth-surface cylinder; 2) a dental cast; and 3) a mannequin. Each object was scanned five times and was later measured using close-range photogrammetry technique and/or a Microscribe 3D electronic digitiser system.
The measurements obtained by the scanner were compared with the measurements obtained by the other two techniques. In addition, the close-range photogrammetry measurements were held as the true values. The results show that the scanner has accuracies ranging from 0.1- 0.3mm at one standard deviation depending on the shape, size and surface texture of the objects

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors Version not held.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2010 02:09
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 01:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: calibration; scanning systems; lasers; medical instruments & apparatus; Minolta Corp.; medical mapping; photogrammetry; three-dimensional imaging
Fields of Research : 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
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology

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