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Transorbital therapy delivery: phantom testing
Author(s): Martha-Conley Ingram; Nkiruka Atuegwu; Louise Mawn; Robert L. Galloway
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a combined image-guided and minimally invasive system for the delivery of therapy to the back of the eye. It is composed of a short 4.5 mm diameter endoscope with a magnetic tracker embedded in the tip. In previous work we have defined an optimized fiducial placement for accurate guidance to the back of the eye and are now moving to system testing. The fundamental difficulty in testing performance is establishing a target in a manner which closely mimics the physiological task. We have to have a penetrable material which obscures line of sight, similar to the orbital fat. In addition we need to have some independent measure of knowing when a target has been reached to compare to the ideal performance. Lastly, the target cannot be rigidly attached to the skull phantom since the optic nerve lies buried in the orbital fat. We have developed a skull phantom with white cloth stellate balls supporting a correctly sized globe. Placed in the white balls are red, blue, orange and yellow balls. One of the colored balls has been soaked in barium to make it bright on CT. The user guides the tracked endoscope to the target as defined by the images and tells us its color. We record task accuracy and time to target. We have tested this with 28 residents, fellows and attending physicians. Each physician performs the task twice guided and twice unguided. Results will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7964, Medical Imaging 2011: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, 79642A (2 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877095
Show Author Affiliations
Martha-Conley Ingram, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Nkiruka Atuegwu, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Louise Mawn, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Robert L. Galloway, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7964:
Medical Imaging 2011: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling
Kenneth H. Wong; David R. Holmes, Editor(s)

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