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Interactive stereoscopic image-guided neurosurgery
Author(s): Bruce L. K. Davey; Roch M. Comeau; C. Gabe; A. Olivier; Terence M. Peters
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate the use of multi-modality and 3-D stereoscopic imaging in the context of image-guided neurosurgery. We consider here the integration of anatomical data (MRI), vascular data (DSA), and functional data (PET) derived from the same patient. Our workstation, which has a stereoscopic 3-D image display, is interfaced to a hand-held probe whose position coordinates in real space are constantly relayed to the computer during the procedure. This enables the probe to be visualized in images relating to individual or combined modalities during the surgical procedure. The integration of multi-modality data in this manner provides the surgeon with a comprehensive overview of brain structures on which he is performing surgery, or through which he is passing probes or cannulas, enabling critical vessels and/or structures of functional significance to be avoided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2164, Medical Imaging 1994: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.173998
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Bruce L. K. Davey, Montreal Neurological Institute/McGill Univ. and ISG Technologies Inc. (Canada)
Roch M. Comeau, Montreal Neurological Institute/McGill Univ. (Canada)
C. Gabe, ISG Technologies Inc. (Canada)
A. Olivier, Montreal Neurological Institute/McGill Univ. (Canada)
Terence M. Peters, Montreal Neurological Institute/McGill Univ. (Canada)


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

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