A Self-Supervised Deep Framework for Reference Bony Shape Estimation in Orthognathic Surgical Planning [article]

Deqiang Xiao, Hannah Deng, Tianshu Kuang, Lei Ma, Qin Liu, Xu Chen, Chunfeng Lian, Yankun Lang, Daeseung Kim, Jaime Gateno, Steve Guofang Shen, Dinggang Shen (+2 others)
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Virtual orthognathic surgical planning involves simulating surgical corrections of jaw deformities on 3D facial bony shape models. Due to the lack of necessary guidance, the planning procedure is highly experience-dependent and the planning results are often suboptimal. A reference facial bony shape model representing normal anatomies can provide an objective guidance to improve planning accuracy. Therefore, we propose a self-supervised deep framework to automatically estimate reference facial
more » ... ony shape models. Our framework is an end-to-end trainable network, consisting of a simulator and a corrector. In the training stage, the simulator maps jaw deformities of a patient bone to a normal bone to generate a simulated deformed bone. The corrector then restores the simulated deformed bone back to normal. In the inference stage, the trained corrector is applied to generate a patient-specific normal-looking reference bone from a real deformed bone. The proposed framework was evaluated using a clinical dataset and compared with a state-of-the-art method that is based on a supervised point-cloud network. Experimental results show that the estimated shape models given by our approach are clinically acceptable and significantly more accurate than that of the competing method.
arXiv:2109.05191v1 fatcat:gnmlg6ybdvhhxlaicwwnv44rsa