Dear Netters:

I'm looking for three dimensional geometry of lumbar disks:

1. Is there a 'generic' disk model that i can obtain/download?
2. As one goes up and down on spine, how many different geometrical
species of disks will one meet?
3. Is there any digital data(MRI), showing also the internal structure, on
public domain?
4. If lumbar disks are to hard to measure, can i infer their shape from
their cavities between vertebra(?)? How can i obtain 3-D geometry
of vertebra?

Best Regards,

Atif Yardimci

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