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A global CT to US registration of the lumbar spine
Author(s): Simrin Nagpal; Ilker Hacihaliloglu; Tamas Ungi; Abtin Rasoulian; Jill Osborn; Victoria A. Lessoway; Robert N. Rohling; Daniel P. Borschneck; Purang Abolmaesumi; Parvin Mousavi
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Paper Abstract

During percutaneous lumbar spine needle interventions, alignment of the preoperative computed tomography (CT) with intraoperative ultrasound (US) can augment anatomical visualization for the clinician. We propose an approach to rigidly align CT and US data of the lumbar spine. The approach involves an intensity-based volume registration step, followed by a surface segmentation and a point-based registration of the entire lumbar spine volume. A clinical feasibility study resulted in mean registration error of approximately 3 mm between CT and US data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9036, Medical Imaging 2014: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, 90362O (12 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2043934
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Simrin Nagpal, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
Ilker Hacihaliloglu, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Tamas Ungi, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
Abtin Rasoulian, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Jill Osborn, St. Paul's Hospital (Canada)
Victoria A. Lessoway, British Columbia Women's Hospital (Canada)
Robert N. Rohling, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Daniel P. Borschneck, Kingston General Hospital (Canada)
Purang Abolmaesumi, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Parvin Mousavi, Queen's Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9036:
Medical Imaging 2014: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
Ziv R. Yaniv; David R. Holmes, Editor(s)

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