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Configuration-space technique for calculating stent-fitness measures for the planning of neuro-endovascular interventions
Author(s): Thenkurussi Kesavadas; Rajendra Agrawal; Kenneth R. Hoffmann
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Paper Abstract

This paper demonstrates a new technique to compute stent-fitness measures for a vascular anatomy, using geometric information. This technique will aid the interventionalist in treatment planning for Neuro-endovascular interventions. Patient-specific vessel-surface reconstruction is performed from point/contour data without user intervention. The technique developed is based on configuration-space algorithms, which are widely used in robot motion planning. A fitness measure is computed for stents with various parameters for a patient-specific vessel data. Finally, a simulation is performed to check for collisions. This feature will provide an additional tool to the interventionalist for the planning of neuro-endovascular interventions, with the dimensions of the stent based on proximal and distal neck of the aneurysm for a patient-specific vascular anatomy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5744, Medical Imaging 2005: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display, (12 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.594544
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Thenkurussi Kesavadas, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo (United States)
Rajendra Agrawal, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo (United States)
Kenneth R. Hoffmann, Toshiba Stroke Research Ctr./State Univ. of New York at Buffalo (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5744:
Medical Imaging 2005: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display
Robert L. Galloway; Kevin R. Cleary, Editor(s)

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