Dealing with Soft Tissue Deformation in Liver Surgery

The augmentation of soft tissue with internal structures derived from imaging and planning data, in particular dealing with the deformation of this tissue, seems to be a quite hot topic at the moment. I have reported on the ISMAR publication of Nazim Haouchine, recently. Another video and publication has attracted my attention, which is about an augmented reality system for laparoscopic liver surgery to support planning procedures and instrument guidance tasks.

The solution described in the work presented at MICCAI 2014 “co-registers pre-operative CT with stereo laparoscopic images using cone beam CT and fluoroscopy as bridging modalities. It does not require fiducials or manual alignment and compensates for tissue deformation from insufflation and respiration while allowing the laparoscope to be navigated.

 

Christoph Bichlmeier

Christoph Bichlmeier

Enthusiast of Augmented Reality for Medical Applications.

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MICCAI 2015 in Munich, Germany

The annual MICCAI conference is the place-to-be of the scientific world of the biomedical engineering and biomedical computing community. In 2015, the 18th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, will be held from October 5th to 9th, 2015 in Munich, Germany.

This time it is organized by, Nassir Navab as the general chair,TUM (Munich) and Joachim Hornegger, General Co-Chair, of FAU (Erlangen-Nuremberg).

MICCAI attracts scientists, engineers, and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines associated with medical imaging and computer assisted interventions. Topics discussed at MICCAI include, but are not limited to:

    • Medical image computing
    • Visualization and interaction
    • Medical robotics
    • Novel surgical devices and sensors
    • Surgical and interventional systems
    • Imaging and analysis methods for image guided therapies
    • Physician-computer interfaces using virtual/mixed/augmented reality
    • Computer-aided modeling and evaluation of surgical procedures
    • Biological image computing
    • Neuroscience image computing
    • Computational anatomy
    • Computational physiology
    • Clinical and biological applications

Tipp: For everyone enyoing the combination of cultural and scientific experiences: MICCAI is right after the worldfamous Oktoberfest in Munich.

 

 

Augmented Reality Day in Munich

As part of the Munich Creative Business Week , MedienCampus Bayern will host the “Augmented Reality Day” on Tuesday, 24th of February, 2015. There will be several speakers such as Prof. Gudrun Klinker and Matthias Greiner, Metaio to introduce and discuss scientific, social and commerical aspects of the augmentation of our environments.  I will have the honour to give a lecture about Augmented Reality in the operating theatre. Here is the full programm.

Hope to see you there!

Christoph Bichlmeier

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