Tag Archives: image-guided surgery

Imaging for Safer Surgery – Michael Ketcha’s Algorithm for Targeting the Deformed Spine

A recent paper by Michael Ketcha and coauthors at the I-STAR Lab reports a method for accurately targeting vertebrae in surgery under conditions of strong spinal deformation. Previous research showed a method by which target vertebrae defined in preoperative CT … Continue reading

Alisa Brown – a STAR at the I-STAR Lab

Alisa Brown was awarded a STAR (Summer Training and Research) Program scholarship for her research on the development of new rigid-body marker designs for surgical tracking and navigation. Alisa began research at the I-STAR Lab in 2016 using 3D printing … Continue reading

Ultrasound + Cone-Beam CT Guidance: Paper by Eugenio Marinetto in CMIG

A paper published in the journal of Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics (CMIG) reports the integration of C-arm cone-beam CT with a low-cost ultrasound imaging probe for needle interventions such as biopsy, tumor ablation, and pain management. The research reports … Continue reading

Ja Reaungamornrat Earns PhD in Computer Science

Sureerat (Ja) Reaungamornrat successfully defended her PhD dissertation, entitled “Deformable Image Registration for Surgical Guidance Using Intraoperative Cone-Beam CT” in December 2016. Her work addresses new methods for deformable image registration in image-guided interventions, including: (1) a hybrid model for … Continue reading

Tharindu DeSilva reports clinical utility of LevelCheck.

The “LevelCheck” algorithm for automatic radiographic labeling of the spine during surgery was evaluated by Tharindu De Silva and colleagues in a recent paper published in Spine. The clinical utility was assessed, and scenarios in which LevelCheck was most likely … Continue reading