Volumetric Fibular Transfer Planning With Shape-Based Indicators in Mandibular Reconstruction

Megumi Nakao, Mamoru Hosokawa, Yuichiro Imai, Nobuhiro Ueda, Toshihide Hatanaka, Tadaaki Kirita, Tetsuya Matsuda
2015 IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics  
In preoperative planning for mandibular reconstructive surgery, it is necessary to determine the osteotomy lines for fibular shaping and the proper placement of fibular segments in the mandible. Although virtual surgical planning has been utilized in preoperative decision making, current software designs require manual operation and a trial-and-error process to refine the reconstruction plan. We have developed volumetric fibular transfer simulation software that can quickly design a
more » ... plan based on direct volume manipulation and quantitative comparison with the patient's original mandible. We propose three quantitative shape indicators-volume ratio, contour error, and maximum projection-for symmetrical lesions of the mandible, and have implemented a parallel computation algorithm for the semiautomatic placement of fibular segments. Using this virtual planning software, we conducted a retrospective study of the computed tomography data from nine patients. We found that combining direct volume manipulation with real-time local search of placement improved the applicability of the planning system to optimize mandibular reconstruction. Index Terms-Fibular transfer, mandibular reconstruction, shape indicator and volume manipulation, surgical planning.
doi:10.1109/jbhi.2014.2320720 pmid:24801875 fatcat:ksazkpqczbgoflh4pj36pmoaey