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Title: AR-Assisted Surgical Guidance System for Ventriculostomy
Augmented Reality (AR) is increasingly used in medical applications for visualizing medical information. In this paper, we present an AR-assisted surgical guidance system that aims to improve the accuracy of catheter placement in ventriculostomy, a common neurosurgical procedure. We build upon previous work on neurosurgical AR, which has focused on enabling the surgeon to visualize a patient’s ventricular anatomy, to additionally integrate surgical tool tracking and contextual guidance. Specifically, using accurate tracking of optical markers via an external multi-camera OptiTrack system, we enable Microsoft HoloLens 2-based visualizations of ventricular anatomy, catheter placement, and the information on how far the catheter tip is from its target. We describe the system we developed, present initial hologram registration results, and comment on the next steps that will prepare our system for clinical evaluations.  more » « less
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2046072 1908051 1903136
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IEEE XR for Healthcare and Wellbeing Workshop
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National Science Foundation
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