A Method for Planning Safe Trajectories in Image-Guided Keyhole Neurosurgery [chapter]

Reuben R. Shamir, Idit Tamir, Elad Dabool, Leo Joskowicz, Yigal Shoshan
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We present a new preoperative planning method for reducing the risk associated with insertion of straight tools in image-guided keyhole neurosurgery. The method quantifies the risks of multiple candidate trajectories and presents them on the outer head surface to assist the neurosurgeon in selecting the safest path. The surgeon can then define and/or revise the trajectory, add a new one using interactive 3D visualization, and obtain a quantitative risk measures. The trajectory risk is evaluated
more » ... based on the tool placement uncertainty, on the proximity of critical brain structures, and on a predefined table of quantitative geometric risk measures. Our results on five targets show a significant reduction in trajectory risk and a shortening of the preoperative planning time as compared to the current routine method.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15711-0_57 fatcat:r244uu64cnfudpxtclvrlpxljm