A Cartesian co-ordinate system for representing the second to fifth metacarpals in the human hand

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/64373
Title:
A Cartesian co-ordinate system for representing the second to fifth metacarpals in the human hand
Authors:
Lewis, Stephen J.
Abstract:
Purpose The use of hand radiographs has both clinical and anthropometric applications. However, a method for converting standard bony points within the metacarpus to Cartesian co-ordinates does not exist. Methods A simple method for converting standard bony points of the second to fifth metacarpals to Cartesian co-ordinates is described for the first time. Results Using a small set of measurements and treating these with equations of known voracity, this method is accurate and allows the metacarpus to be interro¬gated via a much wider range of geometrical techniques than has so far been available. Conclusions This method allows naked-eye assessments to be supported or re¬placed by metrical evaluations. It is likely to have both clinical and anthropometric uses.
Affiliation:
University College Chester
Citation:
Radiography, 2004, 10, pp. 189-194
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Radiography
Publication Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/64373
DOI:
10.1016/j.radi.2004.04.002
Additional Links:
http://www.sor.org/public/radiography.htm
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Description: This is tha authors' PDF version of an article published in Radiography© 2004. The definitive version is available at www.elsevierhealth.com
ISSN:
1078-8174
Sponsors:
University of Liverpool research development grant.
Appears in Collections:
Biological Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorLewis, Stephen J.-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T15:47:44Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T15:47:44Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationRadiography, 2004, 10, pp. 189-194en
dc.identifier.issn1078-8174-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.radi.2004.04.002-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/64373-
dc.descriptionDescription: This is tha authors' PDF version of an article published in Radiography© 2004. The definitive version is available at www.elsevierhealth.comen
dc.description.abstractPurpose The use of hand radiographs has both clinical and anthropometric applications. However, a method for converting standard bony points within the metacarpus to Cartesian co-ordinates does not exist. Methods A simple method for converting standard bony points of the second to fifth metacarpals to Cartesian co-ordinates is described for the first time. Results Using a small set of measurements and treating these with equations of known voracity, this method is accurate and allows the metacarpus to be interro¬gated via a much wider range of geometrical techniques than has so far been available. Conclusions This method allows naked-eye assessments to be supported or re¬placed by metrical evaluations. It is likely to have both clinical and anthropometric uses.en
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Liverpool research development grant.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sor.org/public/radiography.htmen
dc.subjectCartesian co-ordinate systemen
dc.subjectsecond to fifth metacarpalsen
dc.subjecthanden
dc.subjectmetacarpusen
dc.titleA Cartesian co-ordinate system for representing the second to fifth metacarpals in the human handen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalRadiographyen
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