Application of High-Resolution 3D Scanning in Medical Volumetry


  • Adam Chromy Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic; International Clinical Research Center, St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno, Brno, Czech Republic; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic


This paper deals with application of 3D scanning technology in medicine. Important properties of 3D scanners are discussed with emphasize on medical applications. Construction of medical 3D scanner according to these specifications is described and practical application of its use in medical volumetry is presented. Besides volumetry, such 3D scanner is usable for many other purposes, like monitoring of recovery process, ergonomic splint manufacturing or inflammation detection.

3D scanning introduces novel volumetric method, which is compared with standard methods. The new method is more accurate compared to present ones. Principles of this method are discussed in paper and its accuracy is evaluated and experimentally verified.






Biomedical Engineering