Creation and validation of patient specific anatomical models for prostate surgery planning using virtual reality

Paul A. Kay, Richard A. Robb, Robert P. Myers, Bernie F. King

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Abstract

Prostate surgery to remove cancer can be associated with morbidity due to complex and variable individual anatomy. We have developed and demonstrated the ability to accurately extract patient-specific anatomic regions from MRI pelvic scan data of pre-prostatectomy patients and to effectively convert these volume images to faithful polygonal surface representations of anatomic models for use in interactive virtual surgical planning. Models of the prostate gland and surrounding structures from several patients were created then evaluated by a radiologist and a surgeon who found them to be faithful and consistent with real anatomy. The surgeon provided confirming post-operative validation of the patient-specific models in planning radical prostatectomies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVisualization in Biomedical Computing - 4th International Conference, VBC 1996, Proceedings
EditorsKarl Heinz Hohne, Ron Kikinis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages547-552
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)3540616497, 9783540616498
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Event4th International Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing, VBC 1996 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: Sep 22 1996Sep 25 1996

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1131
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other4th International Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing, VBC 1996
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period9/22/969/25/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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