The potential use of MRI guidance for computerized surgical procedures

Ron Kikinis, Ferenc A. Jolesz, Harvey E. Cline, William E. Lorensen, Guido Gerig

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    Abstract

    Computerized reconstruction and image processing techniques are presented which allow planning and rehearsal of surgical procedures, and which will also be used for real-time control during therapeutical interventions. Sample applications are described, including neurosurgical and radiation therapy planning for astrocytomas; laser energy deposition via fiberoptic waveguide transmission deep within tissue for ablative surgery in the brain and other organs, hyperthermia of tumors, or laser angioplasty; and computer-guided stereotactic techniques for image-guided robotic arms or other intraoperative mechanical navigation systems. Technical requirements for acquisition and processing of 3D rendered data applicable for surgical planning are delineated, and avenues for further development suggested.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
    PublisherPubl by IEEE
    Pages303-304
    Number of pages2
    Editionpt 1
    ISBN (Print)0780302168
    StatePublished - 1991
    EventProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Orlando, FL, USA
    Duration: Oct 31 1991Nov 3 1991

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
    Numberpt 1
    Volume13
    ISSN (Print)0589-1019

    Other

    OtherProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    CityOrlando, FL, USA
    Period10/31/9111/3/91

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Signal Processing
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Health Informatics

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