The dynamics of the stomatognathic system from 4D multimodal data

TitleThe dynamics of the stomatognathic system from 4D multimodal data
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsTomaka A A, Luchowski L, Pojda D, Tarnawski M, Domino K
Book TitleIn A.Gadomski (ed.): Multiscale Locomotion: Its Active-Matter Addressing Physical Principles
PublisherUTP University of Science & Technology
  The purpose of this chapter is to discuss methods of acquisition,
visualization and analysis of the dynamics of a complex biomedical system,
illustrated by the human stomatognathic system. The stomatognathic system
consists of the teeth and the skull bones with the maxilla and the mandible.
Its dynamics can be described by the change of mutual position of the
lower/mandibular part versus the upper/maxillary one due to the physiological
motion of opening, chewing and swallowing. In order to analyse the dynamics of
the stomatognathic system its morphology and motion has to be digitized, which
is done using static and dynamic multimodal imagery like CBCT and 3D scans data
and temporal measurements of motion. The integration of multimodal data
incorporates different direct and indirect methods of registration - aligning
of all the data in the same coordinate system. The integrated sets of data form
4D multimodal data which can be further visualized, modeled, and subjected to
multivariate time series analysis. Example results are shown. Although there is
no direct method of imaging the TMJ motion, the integration of multimodal data
forms an adequate tool. As medical imaging becomes ever more diverse and ever
more accessible, organizing the imagery and measurements into unified,
comprehensive records can deliver to the doctor the most information in the
most accessible form, creating a new quality in data simulation, analysis and