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Sensitivity analysis for registration of vertebrae in ultrasound and computed tomography images
Author(s): Jeannette L. Herring; Calvin R. Maurer; Benoit M. Dawant
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Paper Abstract

More than 250,000 lumbar spin operations are performed annually in the United States. Because of this large number of projected surgeries, improvements in surgical procedures can have a tremendous practical impact. We are developing a method to quickly and accurately register surface points extracted from ultrasound images of a vertebra to surfaces extracted from computed tomography images. Identification of surface points in ultrasound images is a challenging task, since points must be extracted in real time and sine large portions of the vertebral surface are invisible in the ultrasound image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3338, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing, (24 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310958
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Jeannette L. Herring, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Calvin R. Maurer, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Benoit M. Dawant, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3338:
Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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