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 publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages395-402
Number of pages8
Volume1935
ISBN (Print)3540411895, 9783540411895
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
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)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

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

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Masamune, K., Masutani, Y., Nakajima, S., Sakuma, I., Dohi, T., Iseki, H., & Takakura, K. (2000). Three-dimensional slice image overlay system with accurate depth perception for surgery. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 1935, pp. 395-402). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1935). Springer Verlag.