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

This paper presents a novel graphical user interface developed for a navigation system for ultrasound-guided computer-assisted shoulder arthroscopic surgery. The envisioned purpose of the interface is to assist the surgeon in determining the position and orientation of the arthroscopic camera and other surgical tools within the anatomy of the patient. The user interface features real time position tracking of the arthroscopic instruments with an optical tracking system, and visualization of their graphical representations relative to a three-dimensional shoulder surface model of the patient, created from computed tomography images. In addition, the developed graphical interface facilitates fast and user-friendly intra-operative calibration of the arthroscope and the arthroscopic burr, capture and segmentation of ultrasound images, and intra-operative registration. A pilot study simulating the computer-aided shoulder arthroscopic procedure on a shoulder phantom demonstrated the speed, efficiency and ease-of-use of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6509, Medical Imaging 2007: Visualization and Image-Guided Procedures, 65090Z (21 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.708484
Show Author Affiliations
K. Tyryshkin, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
P. Mousavi, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
M. Beek, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
D. Pichora, Kingston General Hospital (Canada)
P. Abolmaesumi, Queen's Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6509:
Medical Imaging 2007: Visualization and Image-Guided Procedures
Kevin R. Cleary; Michael I. Miga, Editor(s)

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