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Quantitative comparison of the application accuracy between NDI and IGT tracking systems
Author(s): Qinghang Li; Lucia J. Zamorano; Charlie Zhaowei W. Jiang; JianXing Gong; Fernando Diaz
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Paper Abstract

The application accuracy is a crucial factor for the stereotactic surgical localization system in which space digitization system is one of the most important part of equipment. In this study we compared the application accuracy of using the OPTOTRAK space digitization system (OPTOTRAK 3020, Northern Digital, Waterloo, CAN) and FlashPoint Model 3000 and 5000 3-D digitizer systems (FlashPoint Model 3000 and 5000, Image Guided Surgery Technology Inc., Boulder, CO 80301, USA) for interactive localization of intracranial lesions. A phantom was mounted with the implantable frameless marker system (Fischer- Leibinger, Freiburg, Germany) which randomly distributed markers on the surface of the phantom. The target point was digitized and the coordinates were recorded and compared with reference points. The differences from the reference points were used as the deviation from the `true point'. The mean square root was calculated to show the sum of vectors. A paired t-test was used to analyze results. The results of the phantom showed that the mean square roots were 0.76 +/- 0.54 mm for the OPTOTRAK system and 1.23 +/- 0.53 mm for FlashPoint Model 3000 3-D digitizer system and 1.00 +/- 0.42 mm for FlashPoint Model 3000 3-D digitizer system in the 1 mm sections of CT scan. This preliminary results showed that there is no significant difference between two tracking systems. Both of them can be used for image guided surgery procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3595, Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems, (9 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351542
Show Author Affiliations
Qinghang Li, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Lucia J. Zamorano, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Charlie Zhaowei W. Jiang, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
JianXing Gong, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Fernando Diaz, Wayne State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3595:
Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Warren S. Grundfest; David A. Benaron; Steven T. Charles; Richard D. Bucholz; Michael W. Vannier, Editor(s)

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