David Qian's scientific contributions

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Craniosynostosis, a condition affecting 1 in 2000 infants, is caused by premature fusing of cranial vault sutures, and manifests itself in abnormal skull growth patterns. Left untreated, the condition may lead to severe developmental impairment. Standard practice is to apply corrective cranial bandeau remodeling surgery in the first year of the inf...
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Cranio-orbital remodeling aims to correct the dysmorphic skull associated with craniosynostosis. Traditionally, the skull is reconstructed into a shape that is subjectively normal according to the surgeon's perception. We present a novel technique using a mathematical algorithm to define the optimal location for bony osteotomies and to objectively...

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... Left untreated, it may also lead to increased intracranial pressure, and this in turn may cause stunted mental growth, vision impairment and several other severe impairments of the patient. [18], (b) the schematics of a bandeau [16], and (c) a bandeau attached to metal template [9] To better understand the optimization problem that arises, we first focus on one of the methods to treat the condition. Surgical treatment of craniosynostosis, so-called bandeau remodeling surgery, is often applied within the first year of an infants life [14]. ...