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Combining intraoperative ultrasound brain shift correction and augmented reality visualizations: a pilot study of eight cases
Author(s): Ian J. Gerard; Marta Kersten-Oertel; Simon Drouin; Jeffery A. Hall; Kevin Petrecca; Dante De Nigris; Daniel A. Di Giovanni; Tal Arbel; D. Louis Collins
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Paper Abstract

We present our work investigating the feasibility of combining intraoperative ultrasound for brain shift correction and augmented reality (AR) visualization for intraoperative interpretation of patient-specific models in image-guided neurosurgery (IGNS) of brain tumors. We combine two imaging technologies for image-guided brain tumor neurosurgery. Throughout surgical interventions, AR was used to assess different surgical strategies using three-dimensional (3-D) patient-specific models of the patient’s cortex, vasculature, and lesion. Ultrasound imaging was acquired intraoperatively, and preoperative images and models were registered to the intraoperative data. The quality and reliability of the AR views were evaluated with both qualitative and quantitative metrics. A pilot study of eight patients demonstrates the feasible combination of these two technologies and their complementary features. In each case, the AR visualizations enabled the surgeon to accurately visualize the anatomy and pathology of interest for an extended period of the intervention. Inaccuracies associated with misregistration, brain shift, and AR were improved in all cases. These results demonstrate the potential of combining ultrasound-based registration with AR to become a useful tool for neurosurgeons to improve intraoperative patient-specific planning by improving the understanding of complex 3-D medical imaging data and prolonging the reliable use of IGNS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 2018
PDF: 12 pages
J. Med. Imag. 5(2) 021210 doi: 10.1117/1.JMI.5.2.021210
Published in: Journal of Medical Imaging Volume 5, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Ian J. Gerard, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Marta Kersten-Oertel, Concordia Univ. (Canada)
Simon Drouin, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (Canada)
Jeffery A. Hall, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (Canada)
Kevin Petrecca, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (Canada)
Dante De Nigris, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Daniel A. Di Giovanni, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Tal Arbel, McGill Univ. (Canada)
D. Louis Collins, McGill Univ. (Canada)


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