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Automated brain shift correction using a pre-computed deformation atlas
Author(s): Prashanth Dumpuri; Reid C Thompson; Tuhin K. Sinha; Michael I. Miga
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Paper Abstract

Compensating for intraoperative brain shift using computational models has shown promising results. Since computational time is an important factor during neurosurgery, a priori knowledge of the possible sources of deformation can increase the accuracy of model-updated image-guided systems (MUIGS). In this paper, we use sparse intraoperative data acquired with the help of a laser-range scanner and introduce a strategy for integrating this information with the computational model. The model solutions are computed preoperatively and are combined with the help of a statistical model to predict the intraoperative brain shift. Validation of this approach is performed with measured intraoperative data. The results indicate our ability to predict intraoperative brain shift to an accuracy of 1.3mm ± 0.7mm. This method appears to be a promising technique for increasing the speed and accuracy of MUIGS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6141, Medical Imaging 2006: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display, 61411F (10 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.652350
Show Author Affiliations
Prashanth Dumpuri, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Reid C Thompson, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Tuhin K. Sinha, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Michael I. Miga, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)


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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