Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsMedical imaging produces an ever-growing amount of data. The volume becomes such that it is too large for humans to handle. Doctors generally are well trained to spot anomalies quite quickly when they work through the data. However, they need to make good use of their time. This means that they will focus on the body part they think crucial to the diagnosis of the patient. They might miss important information that originates from other sections of the anatomy. In this context, a software framework which allows us to create shapes from medical imaging, while at the same time comparing these shapes to a data set representative of a large part of the population, is invaluable.
Skip to 0 minutes and 58 seconds It will not only allow doctors to work more quickly, but combined with their experience, will make diagnosis more accurate. This is where shape modelling comes in. We study the variation of anatomical shapes and model it mathematically. Knowing shape variations will allow us to analyse images, detect anomalies, and complete missing data. This knowledge and software will not only help diagnosis, its application is also useful in surgery, prosthesis planning, or in general medical education. In this free online course, you will learn the theory of shape modelling. You will be instructed in the use of a software framework suitable for professional applications, and you shall have the opportunity to do hands-on manipulation of data using the software framework.
Skip to 2 minutes and 3 seconds By the end of this course, you will be able not only to decide whether a person's nose is too big, too small, or just right, if compared to a statistical mean value, you will also be able to model a suitable nose for a person needing a new nose. We're looking forward to seeing you soon.