Virtual reality imaging with real-time ultrasound guidance for facet joint injection: a proof of concept.

@article{Clarke2010VirtualRI,
  title={Virtual reality imaging with real-time ultrasound guidance for facet joint injection: a proof of concept.},
  author={Collin F M Clarke and John Moore and Christopher Wedlake and Donald E. Lee and Su Ganapathy and Maher Salbalbal and Timothy Wilson and Terry W. Peters and Daniel Bainbridge},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2010},
  volume={110 5},
  pages={1461-3}
}
Facet interventions continue to be used in pain management. Computed tomographic (CT) images can be registered into a virtual world that includes images generated by an ultrasound (US) probe tracked in real time, permitting guidance of tracked needles. We acquired CT-generated 3-dimensional (3D) images of 2 models and a cadaver. Three-dimensional representations of a US probe and needle were generated. A magnetic system tracked the needle and US probe. Using the US, 3D CT images were registered… CONTINUE READING