Non-contact area measurement techniques for cross sectional properties of soft tissues

Dipan Bose, Jason R. Kerrigan, Johan Ivarsson, N. Jane Madeley, Steve A. Millington, Kavi S. Bhalla, Jeff R. Crandall

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In this study, a non-contact optical three-dimensional digitization technique is described to account for area measurement problems related to soft tissue. The technique is used to generate digitized models of human knee ligaments (collateral and cruciate ligament bundles). Cross-sectional area of knee ligaments is determined by applying Green's theorem on data obtained from the digitized models. The surface concavity features of different ligaments shown in this study signify the extent of approximation done by projection based methods. The study also reports the variation in cross-sectional shape of a ligament along its long axis, indicating the importance of deciding the appropriate cross section for stress calculation measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-348
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress - Washington, DC., United States
Duration: Nov 15 2003Nov 21 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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