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An Integrated Visualization System for Surgical Planning and Guidance using Image Fusion and Interventional Imaging

Institution:
1 Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
2 Surgical Planning Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
3 Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Publisher:
Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. MICCAI 1999
Publication Date:
Sep-1999
Volume Number:
2
Pages:
809-19
Citation:
Int Conf Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 1999 Sep;2:809-19.
Appears in Collections:
SPL, NAC, NCIGT, SLICER, SNR
Sponsors:
P41 RR013218/RR/NCRR NIH HHS/United States
P01 CA067165/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
R01 RR011747/RR/NCRR NIH HHS/United States
NSF grant IIS-9610249
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Gering D.T., Nabavi A., Kikinis R., Grimson W.E.L., Hata N., Everett P., Jolesz F.A., Wells III W.M. An Integrated Visualization System for Surgical Planning and Guidance using Image Fusion and Interventional Imaging. Int Conf Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 1999 Sep;2:809-19.
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We present a software package which uniquely integrates several facets of image-guided medicine into a single portable, extendable environment. It provides capabilities for automatic registration, semiautomatic segmentation, 3D surface model generation, 3D visualization, and quantitative analysis of various medical scans. We describe its system architecture, wide range of applications, and novel integration with an interventional Magnetic Resonance (MR) scanner to augment intraoperative imaging with pre-operative data. Analysis previously reserved for pre-operative data can now be applied to exploring the anatomical changes as the surgery progresses. Surgical instruments are tracked and used to drive the location of reformatted slices. Real-time scans are visualized as slices in the same 3D view along with the pre-operative slices and surface models. The system has been applied in over 20 neurosurgical cases at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and continues to be routinely used for 1-3 cases per week.

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