Incorporation of prior knowledge for region of change imaging from sparse scan data in image-guided surgery

@inproceedings{Lee2012IncorporationOP,
  title={Incorporation of prior knowledge for region of change imaging from sparse scan data in image-guided surgery},
  author={J. Lee and J. Webster Stayman and Yoshito Otake and Sebastian Schafer and Wojciech Zbijewski and Akhil Jay Khanna and Jerry L Prince and Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen},
  booktitle={Medical Imaging},
  year={2012}
}
This paper proposes to utilize a patient-specific prior to augment intraoperative sparse-scan data to accurately reconstruct the aspects of the region that have changed by a surgical procedure in image-guided surgeries. When anatomical changes are introduced by a surgical procedure, only a sparse set of x-ray images are acquired, and the prior volume is registered to these data. Since all the information of the patient anatomy except for the surgical change is already known from the prior… 

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