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International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726117/applying-a-new-bilateral-mammographic-density-segmentation-method-to-improve-accuracy-of-breast-cancer-risk-prediction
#1
Shiju Yan, Yunzhi Wang, Faranak Aghaei, Yuchen Qiu, Bin Zheng
PURPOSE: How to optimally detect bilateral mammographic asymmetry and improve risk prediction accuracy remains a difficult and unsolved issue. Our aim was to find an effective mammographic density segmentation method to improve accuracy of breast cancer risk prediction. METHODS: A dataset including 168 negative mammography screening cases was used. We applied a mutual threshold to bilateral mammograms of left and right breasts to segment the dense breast regions...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726116/a-computationally-efficient-method-for-hand-eye-calibration
#2
Zhiqiang Zhang, Lin Zhang, Guang-Zhong Yang
PURPOSE: Surgical robots with cooperative control and semiautonomous features have shown increasing clinical potential, particularly for repetitive tasks under imaging and vision guidance. Effective performance of an autonomous task requires accurate hand-eye calibration so that the transformation between the robot coordinate frame and the camera coordinates is well defined. In practice, due to changes in surgical instruments, online hand-eye calibration must be performed regularly. In order to ensure seamless execution of the surgical procedure without affecting the normal surgical workflow, it is important to derive fast and efficient hand-eye calibration methods...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718001/a-new-device-for-fiducial-registration-of-image-guided-navigation-system-for-liver-rfa
#3
Nobutaka Doba, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Kazushi Numata, Yoshiteru Hao, Kouji Hara, Akito Nozaki, Masaaki Kondo, Makoto Chuma, Katsuaki Tanaka, Shigeo Takebayashi, Norihiro Koizumi, Akira Kobayashi, Junichi Tokuda, Shin Maeda
PURPOSE: Radiofrequency ablation for liver tumors (liver RFA) is widely performed under ultrasound guidance. However, discriminating between the tumor and the needle is often difficult because of cavitation caused by RFA-induced coagulation. An unclear ultrasound image can lead to complications and tumor residue. Therefore, image-guided navigation systems based on fiducial registration have been developed. Fiducial points are usually set on a patient's skin. But the use of internal fiducial points can improve the accuracy of navigation...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710548/retrospective-evaluation-and-seeg-trajectory-analysis-for-interactive-multi-trajectory-planner-assistant
#4
Davide Scorza, Elena De Momi, Lisa Plaino, Gaetano Amoroso, Gabriele Arnulfo, Massimo Narizzano, Luis Kabongo, Francesco Cardinale
PURPOSE: Focal epilepsy is a neurological disease that can be surgically treated by removing area of the brain generating the seizures. The stereotactic electroencephalography (SEEG) procedure allows patient brain activity to be recorded in order to localize the onset of seizures through the placement of intracranial electrodes. The planning phase can be cumbersome and very time consuming, and no quantitative information is provided to neurosurgeons regarding the safety and efficacy of their trajectories...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707212/automatic-evaluation-of-vessel-diameter-variation-from-2d-x-ray-angiography
#5
Faten M'hiri, Luc Duong, Christian Desrosiers, Nagib Dahdah, Joaquim Miró, Mohamed Cheriet
PURPOSE: Early detection of blood vessel pathologies can be made through the evaluation of functional and structural abnormalities in the arteries, including the arterial distensibility measure. We propose a feasibility study on computing arterial distensibility automatically from monoplane 2D X-ray sequences for both small arteries (such as coronary arteries) and larger arteries (such as the aorta). METHODS: To compute the distensibility measure, three steps were developed: First, the segment of an artery is extracted using our graph-based segmentation method...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707211/high-accuracy-drilling-with-an-image-guided-light-weight-robot-autonomous-versus-intuitive-feed-control
#6
Sebastian Tauscher, Alexander Fuchs, Fabian Baier, Lüder A Kahrs, Tobias Ortmaier
PURPOSE: Assistance of robotic systems in the operating room promises higher accuracy and, hence, demanding surgical interventions become realisable (e.g. the direct cochlear access). Additionally, an intuitive user interface is crucial for the use of robots in surgery. Torque sensors in the joints can be employed for intuitive interaction concepts. Regarding the accuracy, they lead to a lower structural stiffness and, thus, to an additional error source. The aim of this contribution is to examine, if an accuracy needed for demanding interventions can be achieved by such a system or not...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702927/3d-boolean-operations-in-virtual-surgical-planning
#7
Jerome Charton, Mathieu Laurentjoye, Youngjun Kim
PURPOSE: Boolean operations in computer-aided design or computer graphics are a set of operations (e.g. intersection, union, subtraction) between two objects (e.g. a patient model and an implant model) that are important in performing accurate and reproducible virtual surgical planning. This requires accurate and robust techniques that can handle various types of data, such as a surface extracted from volumetric data, synthetic models, and 3D scan data. METHODS: This article compares the performance of the proposed method (Boolean operations by a robust, exact, and simple method between two colliding shells (BORES)) and an existing method based on the Visualization Toolkit (VTK)...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695480/finger-attachment-device-for-the-feedback-of-gripping-and-pulling-force-in-a-manipulating-system-for-brain-tumor-resection
#8
Hiroyuki Chinbe, Takeshi Yoneyama, Tetsuyou Watanabe, Katsuyoshi Miyashita, Mitsutoshi Nakada
PURPOSE: Development and evaluation of an effective attachment device for a bilateral brain tumor resection robotic surgery system based on the sensory performance of the human index finger in order to precisely detect gripping- and pulling-force feedback. METHODS: First, a basic test was conducted to investigate the performance of the human index finger in the gripping- and pulling-force feedback system. Based on the test result, a new finger-attachment device was designed and constructed...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695479/initial-experience-using-a-robotic-driven-laparoscopic-needle-holder-with-ergonomic-handle-assessment-of-surgeons-task-performance-and-ergonomics
#9
Juan A Sánchez-Margallo, Francisco M Sánchez-Margallo
PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to assess the surgeons' performance and ergonomics during the use of a robotic-driven needle holder in laparoscopic suturing tasks. METHODS: Six right-handed laparoscopic surgeons with different levels of experience took part in this study. Participants performed a set of three different intracorporeal suturing tasks organized in ten trials during a period of five weeks. Surgeons used both conventional (Conv) and robotic (Rob) laparoscopic needle holders...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688066/erratum-to-an-efficient-cardiac-mapping-strategy-for-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-with-active-learning
#10
Yingjing Feng, Ziyan Guo, Ziyang Dong, Xiao-Yun Zhou, Ka-Wai Kwok, Sabine Ernst, Su-Lin Lee
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July 7, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685419/joint-deformable-liver-registration-and-bias-field-correction-for-mr-guided-hdr-brachytherapy
#11
Marko Rak, Tim König, Klaus D Tönnies, Mathias Walke, Jens Ricke, Christian Wybranski
PURPOSE: In interstitial high-dose rate brachytherapy, liver cancer is treated by internal radiation, requiring percutaneous placement of applicators within or close to the tumor. To maximize utility, the optimal applicator configuration is pre-planned on magnetic resonance images. The pre-planned configuration is then implemented via a magnetic resonance-guided intervention. Mapping the pre-planning information onto interventional data would reduce the radiologist's cognitive load during the intervention and could possibly minimize discrepancies between optimally pre-planned and actually placed applicators...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664416/a-surgical-robot-with-augmented-reality-visualization-for-stereoelectroencephalography-electrode-implantation
#12
Bowei Zeng, Fanle Meng, Hui Ding, Guangzhi Wang
PURPOSE: Using existing stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) electrode implantation surgical robot systems, it is difficult to intuitively validate registration accuracy and display the electrode entry points (EPs) and the anatomical structure around the electrode trajectories in the patient space to the surgeon. This paper proposes a prototype system that can realize video see-through augmented reality (VAR) and spatial augmented reality (SAR) for SEEG implantation. The system helps the surgeon quickly and intuitively confirm the registration accuracy, locate EPs and visualize the internal anatomical structure in the image space and patient space...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664415/validation-of-three-dimensional-models-of-the-distal-femur-created-from-surgical-navigation-point-cloud-data-for-intraoperative-and-postoperative-analysis-of-total-knee-arthroplasty
#13
David A J Wilson, Carolyn Anglin, Felix Ambellan, Carl Martin Grewe, Alexander Tack, Hans Lamecker, Michael Dunbar, Stefan Zachow
PURPOSE: Despite the success of total knee arthroplasty, there continues to be a significant proportion of patients who are dissatisfied. One explanation may be a shape mismatch between pre- and postoperative distal femurs. The purpose of this study was to investigate methods suitable for matching a statistical shape model (SSM) to intraoperatively acquired point cloud data from a surgical navigation system and to validate these against the preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from the same patients...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647883/casper-computer-aided-segmentation-of-imperceptible-motion-a-learning-based-tracking-of-an-invisible-needle-in-ultrasound
#14
Parmida Beigi, Robert Rohling, Septimiu E Salcudean, Gary C Ng
PURPOSE: This paper presents a new micro-motion-based approach to track a needle in ultrasound images captured by a handheld transducer. METHODS: We propose a novel learning-based framework to track a handheld needle by detecting microscale variations of motion dynamics over time. The current state of the art on using motion analysis for needle detection uses absolute motion and hence work well only when the transducer is static. We have introduced and evaluated novel spatiotemporal and spectral features, obtained from the phase image, in a self-supervised tracking framework to improve the detection accuracy in the subsequent frames using incremental training...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643024/automatic-seed-picking-for-brachytherapy-postimplant-validation-with-3d-ct-images
#15
Guobin Zhang, Qiyuan Sun, Shan Jiang, Zhiyong Yang, Xiaodong Ma, Haisong Jiang
PURPOSE: Postimplant validation is an indispensable part in the brachytherapy technique. It provides the necessary feedback to ensure the quality of operation. The ability to pick implanted seed relates directly to the accuracy of validation. To address it, an automatic approach is proposed for picking implanted brachytherapy seeds in 3D CT images. METHODS: In order to pick seed configuration (location and orientation) efficiently, the approach starts with the segmentation of seed from CT images using a thresholding filter which based on gray-level histogram...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634789/detection-and-grading-of-prostate-cancer-using-temporal-enhanced-ultrasound-combining-deep-neural-networks-and-tissue-mimicking-simulations
#16
Shekoofeh Azizi, Sharareh Bayat, Pingkun Yan, Amir Tahmasebi, Guy Nir, Jin Tae Kwak, Sheng Xu, Storey Wilson, Kenneth A Iczkowski, M Scott Lucia, Larry Goldenberg, Septimiu E Salcudean, Peter A Pinto, Bradford Wood, Purang Abolmaesumi, Parvin Mousavi
PURPOSE  : Temporal Enhanced Ultrasound (TeUS) has been proposed as a new paradigm for tissue characterization based on a sequence of ultrasound radio frequency (RF) data. We previously used TeUS to successfully address the problem of prostate cancer detection in the fusion biopsies. METHODS  : In this paper, we use TeUS to address the problem of grading prostate cancer in a clinical study of 197 biopsy cores from 132 patients. Our method involves capturing high-level latent features of TeUS with a deep learning approach followed by distribution learning to cluster aggressive cancer in a biopsy core...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634788/consistent-reconstruction-of-4d-fetal-heart-ultrasound-images-to-cope-with-fetal-motion
#17
Christine Tanner, Barbara Flach, Céline Eggenberger, Oliver Mattausch, Michael Bajka, Orcun Goksel
PURPOSE: 4D ultrasound imaging of the fetal heart relies on reconstructions from B-mode images. In the presence of fetal motion, current approaches suffer from artifacts, which are unrecoverable for single sweeps. METHODS: We propose to use many sweeps and exploit the resulting redundancy to automatically recover from motion by reconstructing a 4D image which is consistent in phase, space, and time. An interactive visualization framework to view animated ultrasound slices from 4D reconstructions on arbitrary planes was developed using a magnetically tracked mock probe...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624870/translatory-hip-kinematics-measured-with-optoelectronic-surgical-navigation
#18
Sima Zakani, John F Rudan, Randy E Ellis
PURPOSE: An optoelectronic surgical navigation system was used to detect small but measurable translational motion of human hip cadavers in high-range passive motions. Kinematic data were also examined to demonstrate the role of soft tissues in constraining hip translation. METHODS: Twelve cadaver hips were scanned using CT, instrumented for navigation, and passively taken through motion assessment. Center of the femoral head was tracked in the acetabular coordinates...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623479/fast-calibration-of-electromagnetically-tracked-oblique-viewing-rigid-endoscopes
#19
Xinyang Liu, Christina E Rice, Raj Shekhar
PURPOSE: The oblique-viewing (i.e., angled) rigid endoscope is a commonly used tool in conventional endoscopic surgeries. The relative rotation between its two moveable parts, the telescope and the camera head, creates a rotation offset between the actual and the projection of an object in the camera image. A calibration method tailored to compensate such offset is needed. METHODS: We developed a fast calibration method for oblique-viewing rigid endoscopes suitable for clinical use...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623478/feature-fusion-for-lung-nodule-classification
#20
Amal A Farag, Asem Ali, Salwa Elshazly, Aly A Farag
PURPOSE: This article examines feature-based nodule description for the purpose of nodule classification in chest computed tomography scanning. METHODS: Three features based on (i) Gabor filter, (ii) multi-resolution local binary pattern (LBP) texture features and (iii) signed distance fused with LBP which generates a combinational shape and texture feature are utilized to provide feature descriptors of malignant and benign nodules and non-nodule regions of interest...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
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