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Transsellar Ultrasound in Pituitary Surgery With a Designated Probe: Early Experiences.
Anatomic orientation in transsphenoidal surgery can be difficult, and residual tumors are common. A major limitation of both direct microscopy and endoscopic visualization is the inability to see below the surface of the surgical field to confirm the location of vessels, nerves, tumor remnants, and ...
CustusX: an open-source research platform for image-guided therapy
Purpose CustusX is an image-guided therapy (IGT) research platform dedicated to intraoperative navigation and ultrasound imaging. In this paper, we present CustusX as a robust, accurate, and extensible platform with full access to data and algorithms and show examples of application in technological...
Animal study assessing safety of an acoustic coupling fluid that holds the potential to avoid surgically induced artifacts in 3D ultrasound guided operations
Background Use of ultrasound in brain tumor surgery is common. The difference in attenuation between brain and isotonic saline may cause artifacts that degrade the ultrasound images, potentially affecting resection grades and safety. Our research group has developed an acoustic coupling fluid that a...
Registration of MR to Percutaneous Ultrasound of the Spine for Image-Guided Surgery
Validation of model-guided placement of external ventricular drains
Purpose Inaccurate placement of external ventricular drains (EVDs) is a common issue in cerebrospinal diversion procedures. The conventional freehand technique results in a high fraction of sub-optimally placed catheters, and the use of image guidance can improve these results. The purpose of this p...
Placement of External Ventricular Drains Using an Average Model
Purpose: Freehand placement of external ventricular drainage is not sufficiently accurate and precise. In the absence of high quality pre-operative 3D images, we propose the use of an average model for guidance of ventricular catheters. Methods: The model was segmented to extract the ventricles and ...