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Development of computer-aided functions in clinical neurosurgery with PACS
Author(s): Minoru Mukasa; Makoto Aoki; Minoru Satoh; Masayoshi Kowada; K. Kikuchi
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Paper Abstract

The introduction of the "Picture Archiving and Communications System (known as PACS)," provides many benefits, including the application of C.A.D., (Computer Aided Diagnosis). Clinically, this allows for the measurement and design of an operation to be easily completed with the CRT monitors of PACS rather than with film, as has been customary in the past. Under the leadership of the Department of Neurosurgery, Akita University School of Medicine, and Southern Tohoku Research Institute for Neuroscience, Koriyama, new computer aided functions with EFPACS (Fuji Electric's PACS) have been developed for use in clinical neurosurgery. This image processing is composed of three parts as follows: (1) Automatic mapping of small lesions depicted on Magnetic Resonance (or MR) images on the brain atlas. (2) Superimposition of two angiographic films onto a single synthesized image. (3) Automatic mapping of the lesion's position (as shown on the. CT images) on the processing image referred to in the foregoing clause 2. The processing in the clause (1) provides a reference for anatomical estimation. The processing in the clause (2) is used for general analysis of the condition of a disease. The processing in the clause (3) is used to design the operation. This image processing is currently being used with good results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1446, Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45279
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Minoru Mukasa, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Makoto Aoki, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Minoru Satoh, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Masayoshi Kowada, Akita Univ. School of Medicine (Japan)
K. Kikuchi, Akita Univ. School of Medicine (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1446:
Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation

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