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Optimization of multi-image pose recovery of fluoroscope tracking (FTRAC) fiducial in an image-guided femoroplasty system
Author(s): Wen P. Liu; Mehran Armand; Yoshito Otake; Russell H. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

Percutaneous femoroplasty [1], or femoral bone augmentation, is a prospective alternative treatment for reducing the risk of fracture in patients with severe osteoporosis. We are developing a surgical robotics system that will assist orthopaedic surgeons in planning and performing a patient-specific, augmentation of the femur with bone cement. This collaborative project, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has been the topic of previous publications [2],[3] from our group. This paper presents modifications to the pose recovery of a fluoroscope tracking (FTRAC) fiducial during our process of 2D/3D registration of X-ray intraoperative images to preoperative CT data. We show improved automata of the initial pose estimation as well as lower projection errors with the advent of a multiimage pose optimization step.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7964, Medical Imaging 2011: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, 79641D (1 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877800
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Wen P. Liu, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Mehran Armand, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Ctr. (United States)
Yoshito Otake, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Russell H. Taylor, The Johns Hopkins 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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