A combinatorial method for 3D landmark-based morphometry: application to the study of coronal craniosynostosis

Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2012;15(Pt 3):533-41. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-33454-2_66.


We present a new method to analyze, classify and characterize 3D landmark-based shapes. It is based on a framework provided by oriented matroid theory, that is on a combinatorial encoding of convexity properties. We apply this method to a set of skull shapes presenting various types of coronal craniosynostosis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Anatomic Landmarks / diagnostic imaging*
  • Craniosynostoses / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pattern Recognition, Automated / methods*
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement / methods
  • Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*