A topological multilayer model of the human body

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Geographical information systems deal with spatial databases in which topological models are described with alphanumeric information. Its graphical interfaces implement the multilayer concept and provide powerful interaction tools. In this study, we apply these concepts to the human body creating a representation that would allow an interactive, precise, and detailed anatomical study. A vector surface component of the human body is built using a three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction methodology. This multilayer concept is implemented by associating raster components with the corresponding vector surfaces, which include neighbourhood topology enabling spatial analysis. A root mean square error of 0.18 mm validated the three-dimensional reconstruction technique of internal anatomical structures. The expansion of the identification and the development of a neighbourhood analysis function are the new tools provided in this model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number375
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages5
JournalGeospatial Health
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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In: Geospatial Health, Vol. 10, No. 2, 375, 2015, p. 199-204.

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