Hi, I’ve been working on Femur and Tibia bones from a CT scan. I managed to model them out pretty well.
However when I played around the 3D space to look inside the bones, they seem to be empty. Are all bones modelled in 3D Slicer hollow? Then how should I make the whole bone fill up? I intend to do FEA on Ansys.
Also, I intend to create Cancellous region for the Femur bone. Will both the Cortical and Cancellous regions be hollow when I create the Cancellous region too? Please advice me.
Note that I am very new to 3D slicer and have NO knowledge in Ansys. I intend to only learn Ansys when I am done modelling the Femur and Distal bones. Will I be able to fill up the hollow bones in 3D Slicer or Ansys?
Up to you, I did some tests with the slicer modules I mentioned above and was happy with the resulting volumetric meshes, so I plan on making mine in Slicer and loading as volumetric meshes in my FE program.
I’ve completed with the modelling of all the femur bones that I wanted.
Now I want to prepare them for FEA. You mentioned that you did volumetric meshes in 3D Slicer.
Could you please share with me what are the functions you used and how you used them? Please include some pictures so I could understand better as well as the recommended numerical values to input for the functions used.