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Surgical-planning support system for stereotactic endoscopy
Author(s): Ryo Yoshida; Tatsuo Miyazawa; Akio Doi; Taisuke Otsuki
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Paper Abstract

We describe a neurosurgical planning support system that we developed on a workstation. It enables a surgeon to generate useful 3-D images interactively and to simulate surgery on the computed images pre-surgically to confirm the optimum parameters for the instruments used in stereotactic surgery. In particular, we introduce two techniques for implementing indispensable functions in systems like this. One is an algorithm that can detect boundaries in medical images, and the other is an algorithm that can reduce the volume of polygonal data for surface-rendered images. These techniques move our system a step toward clinical use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1897, Medical Imaging 1993: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (30 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147004
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Ryo Yoshida, IBM Japan, Ltd. (Japan)
Tatsuo Miyazawa, IBM Japan, Ltd. (Japan)
Akio Doi, IBM Japan, Ltd. (Japan)
Taisuke Otsuki, Miyagi National Hospital (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1897:
Medical Imaging 1993: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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