Producing a three dimensional model of an implant

  • US 9,330,206 B2
  • Filed: 05/14/2014
  • Issued: 05/03/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer implemented method of obtaining data for determining a 3-dimensional shape of a medical device, the method comprising:

  • (a) obtaining computer readable image data of a target tissue wherein the target tissue comprises two portions, a portion with a defect and a portion without a defect;

    (b) rendering from the image data a computer-generated 3-dimensional representation of the target tissue;

    (c) superimposing a three-dimensional template onto the 3-dimensional representation, wherein the three-dimensional template represents a normative shape of an anatomical surface of the target tissue; and

    (d) deforming the three-dimensional template to the computer-generated 3-dimensional representation to determine the 3-dimensional shape of the medical device.

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