Yoshito Otake

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Mandibular movement findings have not always been useful in clinical, even though measuring techniques have improved. This is because there is no method to evaluate condylar movement including the position of the temporal bone. In this study, we have attempted to apply 3-dimensional imaging to mandibular movement data, and have developed a 4-demensional(More)
PURPOSE A novel electromagnetic tracking configuration was characterized and implemented for image-guided surgery incorporating C-arm fluoroscopy and/or cone-beam CT (CBCT). The tracker employed a field generator (FG) with an open rectangular aperture and a frame enclosure with two essentially hollow sides, yielding a design that presents little or no X-ray(More)
PURPOSE A system architecture has been developed for integration of intraoperative 3D imaging [viz., mobile C-arm cone-beam CT (CBCT)] with surgical navigation (e.g., trackers, endoscopy, and preoperative image and planning data). The goal of this paper is to describe the architecture and its handling of a broad variety of data sources in modular tool(More)
Intraoperative patient registration may significantly affect the outcome of image-guided surgery (IGS). Image-based registration approaches have several advantages over the currently dominant point-based direct contact methods and are used in some industry solutions in image-guided radiation therapy with fixed X-ray gantries. However, technical challenges(More)
We have developed a novel system of four-dimensional motion analysis after total hip arthroplasty (THA) that can aid in preventing dislocation by assessing safe range of motion for patients in several daily activities. This system uses skeletal structure data from CT and motion capture data from an infrared position sensor. A 3-D model reconstructed from CT(More)
Localization of target vertebrae is an essential step in minimally invasive spine surgery, with conventional methods relying on " level counting " – i.e., manual counting of vertebrae under fluoroscopy starting from readily identifiable anatomy (e.g., the sacrum). The approach requires an undesirable level of radiation, time, and is prone to counting errors(More)
We have developed a four-dimensional (4D) model of the lower extremities after total hip arthroplasty in patients. The model can aid in preventing complications such as dislocation and wearing of the sliding surface. The skeletal structure and implant alignment were obtained from CT data. We applied registration method using CAD data to estimate accurate(More)
We have recently developed a snake-like manipulator for use in orthopaedic environments. One example application is the treatment of osteolysis (bone degradation) due to total hip arthroplasty. Recent literature suggest constant curvature models to define manipulator configuration from string (or actuator cable) length; however, our manipulator does not(More)
PURPOSE Conventional tracker configurations for surgical navigation carry a variety of limitations, including limited geometric accuracy, line-of-sight obstruction, and mismatch of the view angle with the surgeon's-eye view. This paper presents the development and characterization of a novel tracker configuration (referred to as "Tracker-on-C") intended to(More)
The potential for statistical image reconstruction methods such as penalized-likelihood (PL) to improve C-arm cone-beam CT (CBCT) soft-tissue visualization for intraoperative imaging over conventional filtered backprojection (FBP) is assessed in this work by making a fair comparison in relation to soft-tissue performance. A prototype mobile C-arm was used(More)