Three-dimensional slice image overlay system with accurate depth perception for surgery

Ken Masamune, Yoshitaka Masutani, Susumu Nakajima, Ichiro Sakuma, Takeyoshi Dohi, Hiroshi Iseki, Kintomo Takakura

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we describe a three-dimensional (3-D) display, containing a flat two-dimensional (2-D) display, an actuator and a half-silvered mirror. This system creates a superimposed slice view on the patient and gives accurate depth perception. The clinical significance of this system is that it displays raw image data at an accurate location on the patient's body. Moreover, it shows previously acquired image information, giving the capacity for accurate direction to the surgeon who is thus able to perform less-invasive therapy. Compared with conventional 3-D displays, such as stereoscopy, this system only requires raw 3-D data that are acquired in advance. Simpler data processing is required, and the system has the potential for rapid development. We describe a novel algorithm, registering positional data between the image and the patient. The accuracy of the system is evaluated and confirmed by an experiment in which an image is superimposed on a test object. The results indicate that the system could be readily applied in clinical situations, considering the resolution of the pre-acquired images.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2000 - 3rd International Conference, Proceedings
    EditorsScott L. Delp, Anthony M. DiGoia, Branislav Jaramaz
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages395-402
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)3540411895, 9783540411895
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event3rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2000 - Pittsburgh, United States
    Duration: 2000 Oct 112000 Oct 14

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume1935
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Other

    Other3rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2000
    CountryUnited States
    CityPittsburgh
    Period00/10/1100/10/14

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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