Joseph Görres

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PURPOSE Orthopedic fractures are often fixed using metal implants. The correct positioning of cylindrical implants such as surgical screws, rods and guide wires is highly important. Intraoperative 3D imaging is often used to ensure proper implant placement. However, 3D image interaction is time-consuming and requires experience. We developed an automatic(More)
Spinal screw placement is a challenging task due to small bone corridors and high risk of neurological or vascular complications, benefiting from precision guidance/navigation and quality assurance (QA). Implicit to both guidance and QA is the definition of a surgical plan-i.e. the desired trajectories and device selection for target(More)
PURPOSE The assessment of intra-operatively acquired volumetric data is a difficult and often time-consuming task, which demands a new set of skills from the surgeons. In the case of orthopedic surgeries such as the treatment of calcaneal fractures, the correctness of the reduction of the bone fragments can be verified with the help of C-arm CT volumetric(More)
PURPOSE In orthopedic surgeries, it is important to avoid intra-articular implant placements, which increase revision rates and the risk of arthritis. In order to support the intraoperative assessment and correction of surgical implants, we present an automatic detection approach using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS Multiple active shape(More)
PURPOSE With the help of an intra-operative mobile C-arm CT, medical interventions can be verified and corrected, avoiding the need for a post-operative CT and a second intervention. An exact adjustment of standard plane positions is necessary for the best possible assessment of the anatomical regions of interest but the mobility of the C-arm causes the(More)
PURPOSE A multi-stage image-based 3D-2D registration method is presented that maps annotations in a 3D image (e.g., point labels annotating individual vertebrae in preoperative CT) to an intraoperative radiograph in which the patient has undergone non-rigid anatomical deformation due to changes in patient positioning or due to the intervention itself. (More)
Accurate intraoperative localization of target anatomy and adjacent nervous and vascular tissue is essential to safe, effective surgery, and multimodality deformable registration can be used to identify such anatomy by fusing preoperative CT or MR images with intraoperative images. A deformable image registration method has been developed to estimate(More)
Decision support to assist in target vertebra localization could provide a useful aid to safe and effective spine surgery. Previous solutions have shown 3D-2D registration of preoperative CT to intraoperative radiographs to reliably annotate vertebral labels for assistance during level localization. We present an algorithm (referred to as MR-LevelCheck) to(More)