Peter Homolka

Learn More
In this study a computer aided navigation technique for accurate positioning of oral implants was assessed. An optical tracking system with specially designed tools for monitoring the position of surgical instruments relative to the patient was used to register 5 partially or completely edentulous jaw models. Besides the accuracy of the tracking system, the(More)
Computer-aided surgery (CAS), the intraoperative application of biomedical visualization techniques, appears to be one of the most promising fields of application for augmented reality (AR), the display of additional computer-generated graphics over a real-world scene. Typically a device such as a head-mounted display (HMD) is used for AR. However,(More)
3D/2D registration, the automatic assignment of a global rigid-body transformation matching the coordinate systems of patient and preoperative volume scan using projection images, is an important topic in image-guided therapy and radiation oncology. A crucial part of most 3D/2D registration algorithms is the fast computation of digitally rendered(More)
Registration of single slices from FluoroCT, CineMR, or interventional magnetic resonance imaging to three dimensional (3D) volumes is a special aspect of the two-dimensional (2D)/3D registration problem. Rather than digitally rendered radiographs (DRR), single 2D slice images obtained during interventional procedures are compared to oblique reformatted(More)
PURPOSE To correlate torque forces during insertion of screw-type dental implants with bone mineral density (BMD) values determined preoperatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dental quantitative computed tomography (CT) was performed with simultaneous imaging of five postmortem mandibles and a calibration standard containing defined concentrations of calcium(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to establish a correlation between bone mineral density measured preoperatively with dental computed tomography (CT), and insertion torque of screw-shaped dental implants. MATERIAL AND METHODS In eight human mandibles obtained postmortem, bone mineral density (BMD) was measured with dental quantitative CT (DQCT) and(More)
The temperature dependence of water equivalent phantom materials used in radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging has been investigated. Samples of phantom materials based on epoxy resin, polyethylene, a polystyrene-polypropylene mixture and commercially available phantom materials (Solid Water, Gammex RMI and Plastic Water, Nuclear Associates) were scanned at(More)
Ziel dieses Beitrags ist die Vorstellung der Untersuchungsmöglichkeiten des Ober- und Unterkiefers mittels Magnetresonanztomographie (Dental-MRT) und ihre Anwendung bei der Diagnose zahnmedizinischer Erkrankungen. Sieben gesunde Probanden, 5 Patienten mit Pulpitis, 9 Patienten mit dentogenen Zysten, 5 Patienten nach Zahntransplantationen und 12 Patienten(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the usefulness of Dental-MRT for imaging of anatomic and pathologic conditions of the mandible and maxilla. METHODS Seven healthy volunteers, 5 patients with pulpitis, 9 patients with dentigerous cysts, 5 patients after tooth transplantation and 12 patients with atrophic mandibles were evaluated. Studies of the jaws using axial T1-(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of crown diameter measurements by dental CT as a tool for preoperative diagnosis before tooth transplantations. Fifty-eight patients underwent clinically indicated dental CT. The diameter of the crowns were measured by CT using a standard protocol (1.5-mm slice thickness, 1-mm table feed, 120 kV, 25–75(More)