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Preliminary development of augmented reality systems for spinal surgery
Author(s): Nhu Q. Nguyen; Joel M. Ramjist; Jamil Jivraj; Raphael Jakubovic; Ryan Deorajh; Victor X. D. Yang
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Paper Abstract

Surgical navigation has been more actively deployed in open spinal surgeries due to the need for improved precision during procedures. This is increasingly difficult in minimally invasive surgeries due to the lack of visual cues caused by smaller exposure sites, and increases a surgeon’s dependence on their knowledge of anatomical landmarks as well as the CT or MRI images. The use of augmented reality (AR) systems and registration technologies in spinal surgeries could allow for improvements to techniques by overlaying a 3D reconstruction of patient anatomy in the surgeon’s field of view, creating a mixed reality visualization. The AR system will be capable of projecting the 3D reconstruction onto a field and preliminary object tracking on a phantom. Dimensional accuracy of the mixed media will also be quantified to account for distortions in tracking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10050, Clinical and Translational Neurophotonics, 100500K (13 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2256483
Show Author Affiliations
Nhu Q. Nguyen, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Joel M. Ramjist, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Jamil Jivraj, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Raphael Jakubovic, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Ryan Deorajh, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Victor X. D. Yang, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10050:
Clinical and Translational Neurophotonics
Steen J. Madsen; Victor X. D. Yang, Editor(s)

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