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Virtual surgical operation system using volume scanning display
Author(s): Ken-ichi Kameyama; Koichi Ohtomi; Akinami Ohhashi; Hiroshi Iseki; Naotoshi Kobayashi; Kintomo Takakura
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an interactive 3-D display system for supporting image-guided surgery. Different from conventional CRT-based medical display systems, this one can provide true 3- D images of the patient's anatomical structures in a physical 3-D space. Furthermore, various tools for view control, target definition, and simple treatment simulation, have been developed and can be used for directly manipulating these images. This feature is very useful for a surgeon to intuitively recognize the precise position of a lesion and other structures and to plan a more accurate treatment. The hardware system is composed of a volume scanning 3-D display for 3-D real image presentation, a 3-D wireless mouse for direct manipulation in a 3-D space, and a workstation for the data control of these devices. The software is for analyzing X-CT, MRI, or SPECT images and for organizing the tools for treatment planning. The system is currently aimed at being used for stereotactic neurosurgical operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2164, Medical Imaging 1994: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.173996
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Ken-ichi Kameyama, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Koichi Ohtomi, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Akinami Ohhashi, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Hiroshi Iseki, Tokyo Women's Medical College (Japan)
Naotoshi Kobayashi, Tokyo Women's Medical College (Japan)
Kintomo Takakura, Tokyo Women's Medical College (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2164:
Medical Imaging 1994: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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