9 September 1994 Visualization in the Neurosurgical OR
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Proceedings Volume 2359, Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185236
Event: Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994, 1994, Rochester, MN, United States
This tutorial focused on the application ofnew visualization techniques to the practical problems confronting the neurosurgeon. In particular, the challenging issues associated with presurgical planning and with intra-operative navigation were presented in a tutorial format. The course began with a discussion of algorithms and hardware for intra-operative registration. Traditional frame-based stereotactic techniques were introduced, then several classes of non-invasive registration techniques, including fiducial based algorithms, surface and contour matching algorithms and video mixing approaches were described and compared. The "surgeon-computer interface" was discussed, including issues associated with time constraints, sterility problems, electrical safety, and software validation. Videotaped surgical procedures demonstrating these concepts were shown. The tutorial concluded with a review of various technologies for intraoperative registration and navigation. Mechanical, visible and infra-red camera systems, and ultrasonic techniques were compared. Attendees had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with several intra-operative wands and with a prototype heads-up-display guidance system.
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John C. Goble, Ron Kikinis, "Visualization in the Neurosurgical OR", Proc. SPIE 2359, Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994, (9 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185236; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185236

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