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A novel ultrasound-guided shoulder arthroscopic surgery
Author(s): K. Tyryshkin; P. Mousavi; M. Beek; T. Chen; D. Pichora; P. Abolmaesumi
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a novel ultrasound-guided computer system for arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder joint. Intraoperatively, the system tracks and displays the surgical instruments, such as arthroscope and arthroscopic burrs, relative to the anatomy of the patient. The purpose of this system is to improve the surgeon's perception of the three-dimensional space within the anatomy of the patient in which the instruments are manipulated and to provide guidance towards the targeted anatomy. Pre-operatively, computed tomography images of the patient are acquired to construct virtual threedimensional surface models of the shoulder bone structure. Intra-operatively, live ultrasound images of pre-selected regions of the shoulder are captured using an ultrasound probe whose three-dimensional position is tracked by an optical camera. These images are used to register the surface model to the anatomy of the patient in the operating room. An initial alignment is obtained by matching at least three points manually selected on the model to their corresponding points identified on the ultrasound images. The registration is then improved with an iterative closest point or a sequential least squares estimation technique. In the present study the registration results of these techniques are compared. After the registration, surgical instruments are displayed relative to the surface model of the patient on a graphical screen visible to the surgeon. Results of laboratory experiments on a shoulder phantom indicate acceptable registration results and sufficiently fast overall system performance to be applicable in the operating room.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6141, Medical Imaging 2006: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display, 61412L (10 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.652145
Show Author Affiliations
K. Tyryshkin, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
P. Mousavi, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
M. Beek, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
T. Chen, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
D. Pichora, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
Kingston General Hospital (Canada)
P. Abolmaesumi, Queen's Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6141:
Medical Imaging 2006: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display
Kevin R. Cleary; Robert L. Galloway, Jr., Editor(s)

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