Artificial specimens of the nasal cavity are typically produced using Rapid Prototyping. Three-dimensional models are the basis for these methods. However, methods for the efficient, more automated production of patient specific specimens are still missing. The goals of the project are:
- The development of an artificial specimen for nasal cavity surgeries that is reproducible. This allows the specimen to be used for training purposes.
- The development of patient specific artificial specimens to focus the training on specific patients or disease patterns.
Therefore, it is necessary to develop automatic model-based segmentation algorithms to generate the basis required for the production of patient specific artificial specimens.
ZIM-HNO is funded by the Central Innovation Program for SME.