8 May 2015 Automated branching pattern report generation for laparoscopic surgery assistance
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This paper presents a method for generating branching pattern reports of abdominal blood vessels for laparoscopic gastrectomy. In gastrectomy, it is very important to understand branching structure of abdominal arteries and veins, which feed and drain specific abdominal organs including the stomach, the liver and the pancreas. In the real clinical stage, a surgeon creates a diagnostic report of the patient anatomy. This report summarizes the branching patterns of the blood vessels related to the stomach. The surgeon decides actual operative procedure. This paper shows an automated method to generate a branching pattern report for abdominal blood vessels based on automated anatomical labeling. The report contains 3D rendering showing important blood vessels and descriptions of branching patterns of each vessel. We have applied this method for fifty cases of 3D abdominal CT scans and confirmed the proposed method can automatically generate branching pattern reports of abdominal arteries.
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Masahiro Oda, Tetsuro Matsuzaki, Yuichiro Hayashi, Takayuki Kitasaka, Kazunari Misawa, Kensaku Mori, "Automated branching pattern report generation for laparoscopic surgery assistance", Proc. SPIE 9414, Medical Imaging 2015: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 94141T (8 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082488; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2082488
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