Omkar Dandekar

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Minimally invasive image-guided interventions (IGIs) are time and cost efficient, minimize unintended damage to healthy tissue, and lead to faster patient recovery. With the advent of multislice computed tomography (CT), many IGIs are now being performed under volumetric CT guidance. Registering pre-and intraprocedural images for improved intraprocedural(More)
Current laparoscopic images are rich in surface detail but lack information on deeper structures. This report presents a novel method for highlighting these structures during laparoscopic surgery using continuous multislice computed tomography (CT). This has resulted in a more accurate augmented reality (AR) approach, termed “live AR,” which merges(More)
Real-time, elastic and fully automated 3D image registration is critical to the efficiency and effectiveness of many image-guided diagnostic and treatment procedures relying on multimodality image fusion or serial image comparison. True, real-time performance will make many 3D image registration-based techniques clinically viable. Hierarchical volume(More)
This work discusses an approach to utilize hierarchical multiprocessing in the context of medical image registration. By first organizing application parallelism into a domain-specific taxonomy, an algorithm is structured to target a set of multicore platforms.The approach on a cluster of graphics processing units (GPUs) requiring the use of two parallel(More)
This study evaluates the accuracy of augmenting initial intraprocedural computed tomography (CT) during radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of hepatic metastases with preprocedural positron emission tomography (PET) through a hardware-accelerated implementation of an automatic nonrigid PET–CT registration algorithm. The feasibility of augmenting intraprocedural(More)
Image-guided interventions are known to lead to improved outcomes and significantly faster patient recovery as compared with conventional open, invasive procedures. Common intraoperative imaging techniques such as endoscopy and fluoroscopy are two-dimensional (2D), and provide a 2D representation of the 3D anatomy. Use of recently emerged multislice(More)
Minimally invasive image-guided interventions (IGIs) are time and cost efficient, minimize unintended damage to healthy tissue, and lead to faster patient recovery. One emerging trend in IGI workflow is to use volumetric imaging modalities such as low-dose computed tomography (CT) and 3D ultrasound to provide real-time, accurate anatomical information(More)
For the past decade, improving the performance and accuracy of medical image registration has been a driving force of innovation in medical imaging. The ultimate goal of accurate, robust, real-time image registration will enhance diagnoses of patients and enable new image-guided intervention techniques. With such a computationally intensive and multifaceted(More)
Combined PET/CT scanners provide the ability to produce matching metabolic (from PET) and anatomic (from CT) information in a single examination. However, misalignments continue to exist in tumor localization in PET and CT images acquired using these scanners, due to their inability to compensate for nonrigid misalignment resulting from patient breathing(More)