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In recent years there has been a considerable improvement in the quality of ultrasound (US) imaging. The integration of 3D US with neuronavigation technology has created an efficient and inexpensive tool for intra-operative imaging in neurosurgery. In this review we present the technological background and an overview of the wide range of different(More)
Laparoscopic surgery is performed through small incisions that limit free sight and possibility to palpate organs. Although endoscopes provide an overview of organs inside the body, information beyond the surface of the organs is missing. Ultrasound can provide real-time essential information of inside organs, which is valuable for increased safety and(More)
OBJECTIVE We have investigated alternative ways to integrate intraoperative 3D ultrasound images and preoperative MR images in the same 3D scene for visualizing brain shift and improving overview and interpretation in ultrasound-based neuronavigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A Multi-Modal Volume Visualizer (MMVV) was developed that can read data exported(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to compare the ability of navigated 3D ultrasound to distinguish tumour and normal brain tissue at the tumour border zone in subsequent phases of resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Biopsies were sampled in the tumour border zone as seen in the US images before and during surgery. After resection, biopsies were sampled(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper demonstrates a method that brings together three essential technologies for surgery planning and guidance: neuronavigation systems, 3D visualization techniques and intraoperative 3D imaging technologies. We demonstrate the practical use of an in-house interactive stereoscopic visualization module that is integrated with a 3D ultrasound(More)
The manipulation of the surgical field in laparoscopic surgery, through small incisions with rigid instruments, reduces free sight, dexterity, and tactile feedback. To help overcome some of these drawbacks, we present a prototype research and development platform, CustusX, for navigation in minimally invasive therapy. The system can also be used for(More)
PURPOSE Two-dimensinal laparoscopic ultrasound (LUS) is commonly used for many laparoscopic procedures, but 3D LUS and navigation technology are not conventional tools in the clinic. Navigated LUS can help the user understand and interpret the ultrasound images in relation to the laparoscopic view and preoperative images. When combined with information from(More)
BACKGROUND Navigated bronchoscopy uses virtual 3-dimensional lung model visualizations created from preoperative computed tomography images often in synchronization with the video bronchoscope to guide a tool to peripheral lesions. Navigated bronchoscopy has developed fast since the introduction of virtual bronchoscopy with integrated electromagnetic(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic ultrasound (LUS) increases surgical safety by allowing the surgeon to see beyond the organ surface, by visualizing vascular structures and by improving surgical precision of tumor resection. A questionnaire-based survey was used to investigate the current use and future expectations of LUS technology. METHODS A questionnaire(More)