24 June 1998 Sensitivity analysis for registration of vertebrae in ultrasound and computed tomography images
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More than 250,000 lumbar spin operations are performed annually in the United States. Because of this large number of projected surgeries, improvements in surgical procedures can have a tremendous practical impact. We are developing a method to quickly and accurately register surface points extracted from ultrasound images of a vertebra to surfaces extracted from computed tomography images. Identification of surface points in ultrasound images is a challenging task, since points must be extracted in real time and sine large portions of the vertebral surface are invisible in the ultrasound image.
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Jeannette L. Herring, Jeannette L. Herring, Calvin R. Maurer, Calvin R. Maurer, Benoit M. Dawant, Benoit M. Dawant, } "Sensitivity analysis for registration of vertebrae in ultrasound and computed tomography images", Proc. SPIE 3338, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing, (24 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310958; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.310958
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