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3D stereo interactive medical visualization

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4 Author(s)
D. Maupu ; Ecole Superieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon, France ; M. H. Van Horn ; S. Weeks ; E. Bullitt

Our interactive, 3D stereo display helps guide clinicians during endovascular procedures, such as intraoperative needle insertion and stent placement relative to the target organs. We describe a new method of guiding endovascular procedures using interactive 3D stereo visualizations. We use as an example the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure. Our goal is to increase the speed and safety of endovascular procedures by providing the interventionalist with 3D information as the operation proceeds. Our goal is to provide 3D image guidance of the TIPS procedure so that the interventionalist can readily adjust the needle position and trajectory to reach the target on the first pass. We propose a 3D stereo display of the interventionalist's needle and target vessels. We also add interactivity via head tracking so that the interventionalist gains a better 3D sense of the relationship between the target vessels and the needle during needle advancement.

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IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 5 )