Image of the Week - March 9, 2004

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Cell Attachment to Implant Surface

This image depicts one frame from an animation that illustrates the development of an artificial bone implant. The animation, which was produced using Maya, Analyze, Final Cut Pro, and other tools in the VMIL, walks the viewer through the Mandible Reconstruction Project; an ongoing, multi-disciplinary effort to develop an alternative approach to bone replacement. In this image, bone cells migrate across the surface of the implant, which by design has a microporosity meant to encourage this action. The animation was recently updated for submission to SIGGRAPH 2004, the international computer graphics conference.

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Uploaded Tue Mar 9 11:37:37 2004 by Daniel E. Weber

Updated Tue Feb 2 10:09:07 2010 by Daniel E. Weber