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Optical augmented reality assisted navigation system for neurosurgery teaching and planning
Author(s): Hui-Qun Wu; Xing-Yun Geng; Li Wang; Yuan-Peng Zhang; Kui Jiang; Le-Min Tang; Guo-Min Zhou; Jian-Cheng Dong
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposed a convenient navigation system for neurosurgeon's pre-operative planning and teaching with augmented reality (AR) technique, which maps the three-dimensional reconstructed virtual anatomy structures onto a skull model. This system included two parts, a virtual reality system and a skull model scence. In our experiment, a 73 year old right-handed man initially diagnosed with astrocytoma was selected as an example to vertify our system. His imaging data from different modalities were registered and the skull soft tissue, brain and inside vessels as well as tumor were reconstructed. Then the reconstructed models were overlayed on the real scence. Our findings showed that the reconstructed tissues were augmented into the real scence and the registration results were in good alignment. The reconstructed brain tissue was well distributed in the skull cavity. The probe was used by a neurosurgeon to explore the surgical pathway which could be directly posed into the tumor while not injuring important vessels. In this way, the learning cost for students and patients’ education about surgical risks reduced. Therefore, this system could be a selective protocol for image guided surgery(IGS), and is promising for neurosurgeon's pre-operative planning and teaching.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8878, Fifth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2013), 88783F (19 July 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2030573
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Hui-Qun Wu, Nantong Univ. (China)
Fudan Univ. (China)
Xing-Yun Geng, Nantong Univ. (China)
Li Wang, Nantong Univ. (China)
Yuan-Peng Zhang, Nantong Univ. (China)
Kui Jiang, Nantong Univ. (China)
Le-Min Tang, Nantong Univ. (China)
Guo-Min Zhou, Fudan Univ. (China)
Jian-Cheng Dong, Nantong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8878:
Fifth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2013)
Yulin Wang; Xie Yi, Editor(s)

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