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IAN detection from maxillofacial 3D images

In maxillofacial imagery, recent works have been focused on the detection of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve (IAN), since its position is of great relevance for avoiding severe injuries during surgery operations such as third molar extraction or implant installation.

Our efforts on this research area have been focused on:

  • Creating novel tools for analyzing and labeling the alveolar nerve from Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) 3D volumes;
  • Releasing valid data-sets for deep learning purposes;
  • Designing 3D neural networks for the automatic segmentation of the IAN;

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1 Mercadante, Cristian; Cipriano, Marco; Bolelli, Federico; Pollastri, Federico; Di Bartolomeo, Mattia; Anesi, Alexandre; Grana, Costantino "A Cone Beam Computed Tomography Annotation Tool for Automatic Detection of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve Canal" Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP, vol. 4, Vienna, Austria, pp. 724 -731 , Feb 8-10, 2021 | DOI: 10.5220/0010392307240731 Conference