Tag Archives: spine surgery

Dr. Nick Theodore, Co-Director for the Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation

The I-STAR Lab welcomes Dr. Nick Theodore as Co-Director for the Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation. Dr. Theodore is the Donlin M. Long Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University and directs the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center. An internationally … Continue reading

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

Automatic Planning for Spine Surgery: Paper by Joseph Goerres

Dr. Joseph Goerres, postdoctoral fellow in the I-STAR Lab and Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation, recently published a paper in Physics in Medicine and Biology that highlights the challenge of achieving precision guidance in spinal surgery. His work addresses the … 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