Volumetric morphometrics

Zheng, Guoyan; Lösch, Sandra (2013). Volumetric morphometrics. Bulletin der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, 19(2), pp. 25-31. Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Anthropologie

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Geometric morphometrics (GMM) methods are very popular in physical anthropology. One disadvantage common to the existingGMM methods is that despite significant advancements in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)technology, these methods still depend on landmarks or features that are either digitized directly from subject surface or extractedfrom surface models or outlines derived from a laser surface scan or from a CTor MRI scan. All the rest image contents contained ina CTor MRI scan are ignored by these methods. In this paper, we present a complementary solution called Volumetric Morphometrics(VMM). With VMM, we are aiming for a paradigm shift from landmarks and surfaces used in existing GMM approaches todisplacements and volumes in the new VMM approaches, taking the full advantage of modern CTand MRI technology. Preliminaryvalidation results on ancient human skulls are presented.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Anthropology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute for Surgical Technology & Biomechanics ISTB [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Zheng, Guoyan, Lösch, Sandra


500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Anthropologie




Katrin Renfer

Date Deposited:

10 Jun 2014 14:19

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 14:30

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Geometric morphometrics, physical anthropology, volume morphometrics





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