Cranial implant design for real patient defects

Craniotomy is the surgical procedure of removing and replacing part of the skull in order to conduct brain related surgeries, such as brain tumor removal. In case of craniectomy, the bone flap is not replaced during the primary surgery and the reconstruction is performed later, often including cranial implant design. In this task, 11 real craniectomy cases will be used for evaluation. For training, participants may make use of the complete skulls from Task 1 or/and Task 3 to create synthetic implants. It is up to the participants to decide how the synthetic implants should be created. This task will be used to see how the performance of the automatic implant design methods translate to different population and real defect shapes.

Task 2 related inquiries: David G. Ellis, (please cc: and include "AutoImplant2021" in the subject line).