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Novel approach to image-guided spine surgery
Author(s): Lutz P. Nolte; Lucia J. Zamorano; Frank Langlotz; Charlie Zhaowei W. Jiang; Qinghai Wang; Ulrich Berlemann
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Paper Abstract

A multi-modality image based system is presented allowing for comfortable pre-operative planning and simulation of surgical procedures as well as real-time intra-operative tracking and visualization of surgical instruments. For this purpose a standard surgical tool set is instrumented with light emitting diode (LED) markers to be registered by an opto-electronic space digitization system. As a challenging clinical application within the field of orthopaedic surgery the image guided insertion of spinal pedicular screws is studied. The adaptation to other applications in orthopaedic surgery is currently being developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2359, Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994, (9 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185220
Show Author Affiliations
Lutz P. Nolte, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)
Lucia J. Zamorano, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Frank Langlotz, Univ. of Bern (Switzerland)
Charlie Zhaowei W. Jiang, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Qinghai Wang, Wayne State Univ. (China)
Ulrich Berlemann, Univ. of Bern (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2359:
Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994
Richard A. Robb, Editor(s)

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