Assymmetry of the nose may be assessed from the optical scans. The goal of this project is to develop a procedure for measuring nose assymetry. An par of the project is data collection, i.e. optical scanning of the patients. Project is shared between 3D Craniofacial Image Research Laboratory (joint research laboratory between KU, Rigshospitalet and DTU) and DTU Compute.
Description of the problem:
Assessment of nose asymmetry is important in congenital disorder affecting face, e.g. hemifacial microsomia and cleft lip and palate. To be useful for surgery planning and the evaluation of surgical outcome, this assessment should be consistent and precise. The goal of this project is to investigate measuring nose asymmetry from optical scans.
Part of this project involves assessing nose asymmetry from optical scans readily available from the 3D Craniofacial Image Research Laboratory. Initially, a method already developed at 3D Craniofacial Image Research Laboratory will be used in order to evaluate the pros and cons of the existing approach. Based on this evaluation, the improvements and/or extensions of the method should be implemented.
As a part of the project, the student will have an opportunity to scan the patients at the 3D Craniofacial Image Research Laboratory. This is to collect more data, but also to evaluate how the scanning setup affects the measurements of the nose asymmetry. As a result, student may produce guidelines for optical scanning where estimating nose asymmetry is required.
The developed method should be implemented in matlab or python.
In collaboration with3D Craniofacial Image Research Laboratory
As a minimum 02502 Image analysis or a similar course. 02505 Medical Image Analysis or 02506 Advanced image analysis are desirable.