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International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343304/geometry-calibration-between-x-ray-source-and-detector-for-tomosynthesis-with-a-portable-x-ray-system
#1
Kohei Sato, Takashi Ohnishi, Masashi Sekine, Hideaki Haneishi
PURPOSE: Tomosynthesis is attracting attention as a low-dose tomography technology compared with X-ray CT. However, conventional tomosynthesis imaging devices are large and stationary. Furthermore, there is a limitation in the working range of the X-ray source during image acquisition. We have previously proposed the use of a portable X-ray device for tomosynthesis that can be used for ward rounds and emergency medicine. The weight of this device can be reduced by using a flat panel detector (FPD), and flexibility is realized by the free placement of the X-ray source and FPD...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343303/can-real-time-rgbd-enhance-intraoperative-cone-beam-ct
#2
Javad Fotouhi, Bernhard Fuerst, Wolfgang Wein, Nassir Navab
PURPOSE: Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is an important 3D imaging technology for orthopedic, trauma, radiotherapy guidance, angiography, and dental applications. The major limitation of CBCT is the poor image quality due to scattered radiation, truncation, and patient movement. In this work, we propose to incorporate information from a co-registered Red-Green-Blue-Depth (RGBD) sensor attached near the detector plane of the C-arm to improve the reconstruction quality, as well as correcting for undesired rigid patient movement...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343302/force-assisted-ultrasound-imaging-system-through-dual-force-sensing-and-admittance-robot-control
#3
Ting-Yun Fang, Haichong K Zhang, Rodolfo Finocchi, Russell H Taylor, Emad M Boctor
PURPOSE: Ultrasound imaging has been a gold standard for clinical diagnoses due to its unique advantages compared to other imaging modalities including: low cost, noninvasiveness, and safeness to the human body. However, the ultrasound scanning process requires applying a large force over extended periods of time, often in uncomfortable postures in order to maintain the desired orientation. This physical requirement over sonographers' careers often leads to musculoskeletal pain and strain injuries...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343301/comparison-of-optical-see-through-head-mounted-displays-for-surgical-interventions-with-object-anchored-2d-display
#4
Long Qian, Alexander Barthel, Alex Johnson, Greg Osgood, Peter Kazanzides, Nassir Navab, Bernhard Fuerst
PURPOSE: Optical see-through head-mounted displays (OST-HMD) feature an unhindered and instantaneous view of the surgery site and can enable a mixed reality experience for surgeons during procedures. In this paper, we present a systematic approach to identify the criteria for evaluation of OST-HMD technologies for specific clinical scenarios, which benefit from using an object-anchored 2D-display visualizing medical information. METHODS: Criteria for evaluating the performance of OST-HMDs for visualization of medical information and its usage are identified and proposed...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342107/interactive-segmentation-in-mri-for-orthopedic-surgery-planning-bone-tissue
#5
Firat Ozdemir, Neerav Karani, Philipp Fürnstahl, Orcun Goksel
PURPOSE: Planning orthopedic surgeries is commonly performed in computed tomography (CT) images due to the higher contrast of bony structure. However, soft tissues such as muscles and ligaments that may determine the functional outcome of a procedure are not easy to identify in CT, for which fast and accurate segmentation in MRI would be desirable. To be usable in daily practice, such method should provide convenient means of interaction for modifications and corrections, e.g., during perusal by the surgeon or the planning physician for quality control...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342106/extraction-of-skin-lesions-from-non-dermoscopic-images-for-surgical-excision-of-melanoma
#6
M Hossein Jafari, Ebrahim Nasr-Esfahani, Nader Karimi, S M Reza Soroushmehr, Shadrokh Samavi, Kayvan Najarian
PURPOSE: Computerized prescreening of suspicious moles and lesions for malignancy is of great importance for assessing the need and the priority of the removal surgery. Detection can be done by images captured by standard cameras, which are more preferable due to low cost and availability. One important step in computerized evaluation is accurate detection of lesion's region, i.e., segmentation of an image into two regions as lesion and normal skin. METHODS: In this paper, a new method based on deep neural networks is proposed for accurate extraction of a lesion region...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342105/real-time-surgical-tool-tracking-and-pose-estimation-using-a-hybrid-cylindrical-marker
#7
Lin Zhang, Menglong Ye, Po-Ling Chan, Guang-Zhong Yang
PURPOSE: To provide an integrated visualisation of intraoperative ultrasound and endoscopic images to facilitate intraoperative guidance, real-time tracking of the ultrasound probe is required. State-of-the-art methods are suitable for planar targets while most of the laparoscopic ultrasound probes are cylindrical objects. A tracking framework for cylindrical objects with a large work space will improve the usability of the intraoperative ultrasound guidance. METHODS: A hybrid marker design that combines circular dots and chessboard vertices is proposed for facilitating tracking cylindrical tools...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332160/robust-motion-tracking-in-liver-from-2d-ultrasound-images-using-supporters
#8
Ece Ozkan, Christine Tanner, Matej Kastelic, Oliver Mattausch, Maxim Makhinya, Orcun Goksel
PURPOSE: Effectiveness of image-guided radiation therapy with precise dose delivery depends highly on accurate target localization, which may involve motion during treatment due to, e.g., breathing and drift. Therefore, it is important to track the motion and adjust the radiation delivery accordingly. Tracking generally requires reliable target appearance and image features, whereas in ultrasound imaging acoustic shadowing and other artifacts may degrade the visibility of a target, leading to substantial tracking errors...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332159/electromagnetically-tracked-personalized-templates-for-surgical-navigation
#9
Andrew W L Dickinson, Michelle L Zec, David R Pichora, Brian J Rasquinha, Randy E Ellis
PURPOSE: An electromagnetic (EM) surgical tracking system was developed for orthopedic navigation. The reportedly poor accuracy of point-based EM navigation was improved by using anatomical impressions, which were EM-tracked personalized templates. Lines, rather than points, were consistently used for calibration and error evaluation. METHODS: Technical accuracy was tested using models derived from CT scans of ten cadaver shoulders. Tracked impressions were first designed, calibrated, and tested using lines as fiducial objects...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332158/first-clinical-use-of-the-echotrack-guidance-approach-for-radiofrequency-ablation-of-thyroid-gland-nodules
#10
Alfred Michael Franz, Alexander Seitel, Nasrin Bopp, Christian Erbelding, Dominique Cheray, Stefan Delorme, Frank Grünwald, Hüdayi Korkusuz, Lena Maier-Hein
PURPOSE: Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of thyroid nodules is an alternative to surgical resection that offers the benefits of minimal scars for the patient, lower complication rates, and shorter treatment times. Ultrasound (US) is the preferred modality for guiding these procedures. The needle is usually kept within the US scanning plane to ensure needle visibility. However, this restricts flexibility in both transducer and needle movement and renders the procedure difficult, especially for inexperienced users...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321805/introduction-of-a-computer-based-method-for-automated-planning-of-reduction-paths-under-consideration-of-simulated-muscular-forces
#11
Jan Buschbaum, Rainer Fremd, Tim Pohlemann, Alexander Kristen
PURPOSE: Reduction is a crucial step in the surgical treatment of bone fractures. Finding an optimal path for restoring anatomical alignment is considered technically demanding because collisions as well as high forces caused by surrounding soft tissues can avoid desired reduction movements. The repetition of reduction movements leads to a trial-and-error process which causes a prolonged duration of surgery. By planning an appropriate reduction path-an optimal sequence of target-directed movements-these problems should be overcome...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321804/on-the-reproducibility-of-expert-operated-and-robotic-ultrasound-acquisitions
#12
Risto Kojcev, Ashkan Khakzar, Bernhard Fuerst, Oliver Zettinig, Carole Fahkry, Robert DeJong, Jeremy Richmon, Russell Taylor, Edoardo Sinibaldi, Nassir Navab
PURPOSE: We present the evaluation of the reproducibility of measurements performed using robotic ultrasound imaging in comparison with expert-operated sonography. Robotic imaging for interventional procedures may be a valuable contribution, but requires reproducibility for its acceptance in clinical routine. We study this by comparing repeated measurements based on robotic and expert-operated ultrasound imaging. METHODS: Robotic ultrasound acquisition is performed in three steps under user guidance: First, the patient is observed using a 3D camera on the robot end effector, and the user selects the region of interest...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315990/model-based-registration-of-preprocedure-mr-and-intraprocedure-us-of-the-lumbar-spine
#13
Delaram Behnami, Alireza Sedghi, Emran Mohammad Abu Anas, Abtin Rasoulian, Alexander Seitel, Victoria Lessoway, Tamas Ungi, David Yen, Jill Osborn, Parvin Mousavi, Robert Rohling, Purang Abolmaesumi
PURPOSE: Epidural and spinal needle insertions, as well as facet joint denervation and injections are widely performed procedures on the lumbar spine for delivering anesthesia and analgesia. Ultrasound (US)-based approaches have gained popularity for accurate needle placement, as they use a non-ionizing, inexpensive and accessible modality for guiding these procedures. However, due to the inherent difficulties in interpreting spinal US, they yet to become the clinical standard-of-care...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289998/slim-slit-lamp-image-mosaicing-handling-reflection-artifacts
#14
Kristina Prokopetc, Adrien Bartoli
PURPOSE: The slit lamp is an essential instrument for eye care. It is used in navigated laser treatment with retina mosaicing to assist diagnosis. Specifics of the imaging setup introduce bothersome illumination artifacts. They not only degrade the quality of the mosaic but may also affect the diagnosis. Existing solutions in SLIM manage to deal with strong glares which corrupt the retinal content entirely while leaving aside the correction of semitransparent specular highlights and lens flare...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285340/enhancement-of-bone-shadow-region-using-local-phase-based-ultrasound-transmission-maps
#15
Ilker Hacihaliloglu
PURPOSE: Ultrasound is increasingly being employed in different orthopedic procedures as an imaging modality for real-time guidance. Nevertheless, low signal-to-noise-ratio and different imaging artifacts continue to hamper the success of ultrasound-based procedures. Bone shadow region is an important feature indicating the presence of bone/tissue interface in the acquired ultrasound data. Enhancement and automatic detection of this region could improve the sensitivity of ultrasound for imaging bone and result in improved guidance for various orthopedic procedures...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285339/acoustic-window-planning-for-ultrasound-acquisition
#16
Rüdiger Göbl, Salvatore Virga, Julia Rackerseder, Benjamin Frisch, Nassir Navab, Christoph Hennersperger
Autonomous robotic ultrasound has recently gained considerable interest, especially for collaborative applications. Existing methods for acquisition trajectory planning are solely based on geometrical considerations, such as the pose of the transducer with respect to the patient surface. PURPOSE: This work aims at establishing acoustic window planning to enable autonomous ultrasound acquisitions of anatomies with restricted acoustic windows, such as the liver or the heart. METHODS: We propose a fully automatic approach for the planning of acquisition trajectories, which only requires information about the target region as well as existing tomographic imaging data, such as X-ray computed tomography...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285338/a-study-of-computer-aided-diagnosis-for-pulmonary-nodule-comparison-between-classification-accuracies-using-calculated-image-features-and-imaging-findings-annotated-by-radiologists
#17
Masami Kawagishi, Bin Chen, Daisuke Furukawa, Hiroyuki Sekiguchi, Koji Sakai, Takeshi Kubo, Masahiro Yakami, Koji Fujimoto, Ryo Sakamoto, Yutaka Emoto, Gakuto Aoyama, Yoshio Iizuka, Keita Nakagomi, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Kaori Togashi
PURPOSE: In our previous study, we developed a computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) system using imaging findings annotated by radiologists. The system, however, requires radiologists to input many imaging findings. In order to reduce such an interaction of radiologists, we further developed a CADx system using derived imaging findings based on calculated image features, in which the system only requires few user operations. The purpose of this study is to check whether calculated image features (CFT) or derived imaging findings (DFD) can represent information in imaging findings annotated by radiologists (AFD)...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275890/a-survey-of-auditory-display-in-image-guided-interventions
#18
REVIEW
David Black, Christian Hansen, Arya Nabavi, Ron Kikinis, Horst Hahn
PURPOSE: This article investigates the current state of the art of the use of auditory display in image-guided medical interventions. Auditory display is a means of conveying information using sound, and we review the use of this approach to support navigated interventions. We discuss the benefits and drawbacks of published systems and outline directions for future investigation. METHODS: We undertook a review of scientific articles on the topic of auditory rendering in image-guided intervention...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275889/automatic-anatomical-labeling-of-arteries-and-veins-using-conditional-random-fields
#19
Takayuki Kitasaka, Mitsuru Kagajo, Yukitaka Nimura, Yuichiro Hayashi, Masahiro Oda, Kazunari Misawa, Kensaku Mori
PURPOSE: For safe and reliable laparoscopic surgery, it is important to determine individual differences of blood vessels such as the position, shape, and branching structures. Consequently, a computer-assisted laparoscopy that displays blood vessel structures with anatomical labels would be extremely beneficial. This paper details an automated anatomical labeling method for abdominal arteries and veins extracted from 3D CT volumes. METHODS: The proposed method represents a blood vessel tree as a probabilistic graphical model by conditional random fields (CRFs)...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271358/ultrasound-navigated-radiofrequency-ablation-of-thyroid-nodules-with-integrated-electromagnetic-tracking-comparison-with-conventional-ultrasound-guidance-in-gelatin-models
#20
Christian Erbelding, Alfred Franz, Alexander Seitel, Nasrin Bopp, Konstantin Kohlhase, Frank Grünwald, Lena Maier-Hein
PURPOSE: A thyroid-like gelatin model was used to determine potential superiority of a new navigation system for ultrasound (US)-guided electrode insertion called EchoTrack, featuring a US probe with an integrated electromagnetic field generator, in comparison with conventional US when performing radiofrequency ablation. METHODS: In order to compare 20 navigated ablations with 20 ablations under conventional US guidance, a thyroid-like gelatin model was used. In each group, 10 in-plane and 10 out-of-plane punctures were performed...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
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