A topological multilayer model of the human body

Submitted: 13 May 2015
Accepted: 30 August 2015
Published: 4 November 2015
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Geographical information systems deal with spatial databases in which topological models are described with alphanumeric information. Its graphical interfaces implement the multilayer concept and provide powerful interaction tools. In this study, we apply these concepts to the human body creating a representation that would allow an interactive, precise, and detailed anatomical study. A vector surface component of the human body is built using a three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction methodology. This multilayer concept is implemented by associating raster components with the corresponding vector surfaces, which include neighbourhood topology enabling spatial analysis. A root mean square error of 0.18 mm validated the threedimensional reconstruction technique of internal anatomical structures. The expansion of the identification and the development of a neighbourhood analysis function are the new tools provided in this model.



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Barbeito, A., Painho, M., Cabral, P., & O’Neill, J. (2015). A topological multilayer model of the human body. Geospatial Health, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2015.375

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