Reid Carleton Thompson

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Biomechanical models that describe soft tissue deformation provide a relatively inexpensive way to correct registration errors in image-guided neurosurgical systems caused by nonrigid brain shift. Quantifying the factors that cause this deformation to sufficient precision is a challenging task. To circumvent this difficulty, atlas-based methods have been(More)
Compensating for intraoperative brain shift using computational models has shown promising results. Since computational time is an important factor during neurosurgery, a priori knowledge of the possible sources of deformation can increase the accuracy of model-updated image-guided systems. In this paper, a strategy to compensate for distributed loading(More)
This paper reports a novel method to track brain shift using a laser-range scanner (LRS) and nonrigid registration techniques. The LRS used in this paper is capable of generating textured point-clouds describing the surface geometry/intensity pattern of the brain as presented during cranial surgery. Using serial LRS acquisitions of the brain's surface and(More)
In this paper, an efficient paradigm is presented to correct for brain shift during tumor resection therapies. For this study, high resolution preoperative (pre-op) and postoperative (post-op) MR images were acquired for eight in vivo patients, and surface/subsurface shift was identified by manual identification of homologous points between the pre-op and(More)
This paper presents a semiautomatic method for the registration of images acquired during surgery with a tracked laser range scanner (LRS). This method, which relies on the registration of vessels that can be visualized in the pre- and the postresection images, is a component of a larger system designed to compute brain shift that occurs during tumor(More)
One of the major challenges impeding advancement in image-guided surgical (IGS) systems is the soft-tissue deformation during surgical procedures. These deformations reduce the utility of the patient's preoperative images and may produce inaccuracies in the application of preoperative surgical plans. Solutions to compensate for the tissue deformations(More)
This article presents a method designed to automatically track cortical vessels in intra-operative microscope video sequences. The main application of this method is the estimation of cortical displacement that occurs during tumor resection procedures. The method works in three steps. First, models of vessels selected in the first frame of the sequence are(More)
BACKGROUND Neurosurgical procedures involving tumor resection require surgical planning such that the surgical path to the tumor is determined to minimize the impact on healthy tissue and brain function. This work demonstrates a predictive tool to aid neurosurgeons in planning tumor resection therapies by finding an optimal model-selected patient(More)
Surgical navigation relies on accurately mapping the intraoperative state of the patient to models derived from preoperative images. In image-guided neurosurgery, soft tissue deformations are common and have been shown to compromise the accuracy of guidance systems. In lieu of whole-brain intraoperative imaging, some advocate the use of intraoperatively(More)
In recent work, an atlas-based statistical model for brain shift prediction, which accounts for uncertainty in the intraoperative environment, has been proposed. Previous work reported in the literature using this technique did not account for local deformation caused by surgical retraction. It is challenging to precisely localize the retractor location(More)