Enhanced planning of interventions for spinal deformity correction using virtual modeling and visualization techniques

Cristian A. Linte, Kurt E. Augustine, Paul M. Huddleston, Anthony A. Stans, David R. Holmes, Richard A. Robb

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Abstract

Traditionally spinal correction procedures have been planned using 2D radiographs or image slices extracted from conventional computed tomography scans. Such images prove inadequate for accurately and precisely planning interventions, mainly due to the complex 3D anatomy of the spinal column, as well as the close proximity of nerve bundles and vascular structures that must be avoided during the procedure. To address these limitations and provide the surgeon with more representative information while taking full advantage of the 3D volumetric imaging data, we have developed a clinician-friendly application for spine surgery planning. This tool enables rapid oblique reformatting of each individual vertebral image, 3D rendering of each or multiple vertebrae, as well as interactive templating and placement of virtual implants. Preliminary studies have demonstrated improved accuracy and confidence of pre-operative measurements and implant localization and suggest that the proposed application may lead to increased procedure efficiency, safety, shorter intra-operative time, and lower costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAugmented Environments for Computer-Assisted Interventions - 6th International Workshop, AE-CAI 2011, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2011, Revised Selected Papers
Pages93-105
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 22 2012
Event6th International Workshop on Augmented Environments for Computer-Assisted Interventions, AE-CAI 2011, Held in Conjunction with the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Interventions, MICCAI 2011 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Sep 22 2011Sep 22 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7264 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th International Workshop on Augmented Environments for Computer-Assisted Interventions, AE-CAI 2011, Held in Conjunction with the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Interventions, MICCAI 2011
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period9/22/119/22/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Linte, C. A., Augustine, K. E., Huddleston, P. M., Stans, A. A., Holmes, D. R., & Robb, R. A. (2012). Enhanced planning of interventions for spinal deformity correction using virtual modeling and visualization techniques. In Augmented Environments for Computer-Assisted Interventions - 6th International Workshop, AE-CAI 2011, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2011, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 93-105). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7264 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32630-1_10