Shin Nakajima

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A new information-theoretic approach is presented for finding the registration of volumetric medical images of differing modalities. Registration is achieved by adjustment of the relative position and orientation until the mutual information between the images is maximized. In our derivation of the registration procedure, few assumptions are made about the(More)
This paper describes a method for the enhancement of curvilinear structures such as vessels and bronchi in three-dimensional (3-D) medical images. A 3-D line enhancement filter is developed with the aim of discriminating line structures from other structures and recovering line structures of various widths. The 3-D line filter is based on a combination of(More)
This paper describes a method for the enhancement of curvilinear structures such as vessels and bronchi in 3D medical images. A 3D line enhancement lter is developed with the aim of discriminating line structures from other structures and recovering line structures of various widths. The 3D line lter is based on a combination of the eigenvalues of the 3D(More)
ÐThis paper describes a novel approach to tissue classification using three-dimensional (3D) derivative features in the volume rendering pipeline. In conventional tissue classification for a scalar volume, tissues of interest are characterized by an opacity transfer function defined as a one-dimensional (1D) function of the original volume intensity. To(More)
1. MERL -A Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab, 201 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA 2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA 3. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 4. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA 5. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Hyogo, Japan Abstract A system for simulating arthroscopic knee surgery that(More)
We describe an image-guided neurosurgery system which we have successfully used on 70 cases in the operating room. The system is designed to achieve high positional accuracy with a simple and efficient interface that interferes little with the operating room’s usual procedures, but is general enough to use on a wide range of cases. It uses data from a laser(More)
Surgical simulation has many applications in medical education, surgical training, surgical planning and intra-operative assistance. However, extending current surface-based computer graphics methods to model phenomena such as the deformation, cutting, tearing or repairing of soft tissues poses significant challenges for real-time interactions. This paper(More)
We have developed an image guided microscopic surgery system for the navigation of surgical procedures that can overlay renderings of anatomical structures that are otherwise invisible. A new histogram-based mutual information maximization technique was applied for alignment of the scope view and three-dimensional computer graphics model. This technique(More)
We have used MRI-based three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction and a real-time, frameless, stereotactic navigation device to facilitate the removal of seizure foci in children suffering from intractable epilepsy. Using this system, the location of subdural grid and strip electrodes is recorded on the 3D model to facilitate focus localization and resection.(More)
OBJECTIVES Several studies have aimed to detect biomarkers in glioma using noninvasive imaging techniques. However, few studies have been able to image 1p/19q deletion by (11)C-methionine positron emission tomography ((11)C-methionine PET) or 2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG) by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). This study examines the correlation(More)