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New techniques of determining focus position in gamma knife operation using 3D image reconstruction
Author(s): Yingen Xiong; Dezong Wang; Quan Zhou
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, new techniques of determining the focus of a disease position in a gamma knife operation are presented. In these techniques, the transparent 3D color image of the human body organ is reconstructed using a new three-dimensional reconstruction method, and then the position, the area, and the volume of focus of a disease such as cancer or a tumor are calculated. They are used in the gamma knife operation. The CT pictures are input into a digital image processing system. The useful information is extracted and the original data are obtained. Then the transparent 3D color image is reconstructed using these original data. By using this transparent 3D color image, the positions of the human body organ and the focus of a disease are determined in a coordinate system. While the 3D image is reconstructed, the area and the volume of human body organ and focus of a disease can be calculated at the same time. It is expressed through actual application that the positions of human body organ and focus of a disease can be determined exactly by using the transparent 3D color image. It is very useful in gamma knife operation or other surgical operation. The techniques presented in this paper have great application value.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2298, Applications of Digital Image Processing XVII, (21 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186586
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Yingen Xiong, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (United States)
Dezong Wang, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Quan Zhou, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2298:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XVII
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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