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Model-updated image-guided liver surgery: preliminary results using intra-operative surface characterization
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Paper Abstract

The current protocol for image-guidance in liver surgeries involves rigid registration algorithm. Systematic studies have shown that the liver can deform up to 2cms during surgeries thereby compromising the accuracy of the surgical navigation systems. Compensating for intraoperative deformations using computational models has shown promising results. In this work, we follow up the initial rigid registration with a computational approach. The proposed computational approach relies on the closest point distances between the undeformed pre-operative surface and the rigidly registered deformed intra-operative surface. We also introduce a spatial smoothing filter to generate a realistic deformation field using the closest point distances. The proposed approach was validated in both phantom experiments and clinical cases. Preliminary results are encouraging and suggest that computational models can be used to improve the accuracy of image-guided liver surgeries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7625, Medical Imaging 2010: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, 76251H (3 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.844290
Show Author Affiliations
Prashanth Dumpuri, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Logan W. Clements, Pathfinder Therapeutics, Inc. (United States)
Benoit M. Dawant, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Michael I. Miga, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7625:
Medical Imaging 2010: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling
Kenneth H. Wong; Michael I. Miga, Editor(s)

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