Virtual pneumoperitoneum for generating virtual laparoscopic views based on volumetric deformation

Takayuki Kitasaka, Kensaku Mori, Yuichiro Hayashi, Yasuhito Suenaga, Makoto Hashizume, Jun Ichiro Toriwaki

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Abstract

This paper describes a method for generating virtual pneumoperitoneum based on volumetric deformation and its application to virtual laparoscopy. Laparoscopic surgery is now widely performed as a minimum-invasive surgery. Because a laparoscope has a very narrow viewing area, this limits the surgeon's viewable area. Making views that the abdominal wall is virtually elevated (virtual pneumoperitoneum) will be very helpful for intra-operative surgical navigation or pre-operative surgical planning. We deform original 3-D abdominal CT images so that the abdominal wall is virtually elevated. The entire process consists of five major steps: (a) extracting the abdominal wall, (b) elastic modeling, (c) elastic deformation of the model, (d) deformation of the original image, and (e) rendering virtual laparoscopic images. Virtual laparoscopic images are then generated from the deformed image. We have applied the method to three cases of 3-D abdominal CT images. From the experimental results, we confirmed that the abdominal wall was appropriately elevated by the proposed method. Laparoscopic views were very helpful for intra-operative surgical navigation as additional views of a surgeon or pre-operative surgical planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-567
Number of pages9
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume3217
Issue number1 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
EventMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2004 - 7th International Conference, Proceedings - Saint-Malo, France
Duration: Sep 26 2004Sep 29 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Kitasaka, T., Mori, K., Hayashi, Y., Suenaga, Y., Hashizume, M., & Toriwaki, J. I. (2004). Virtual pneumoperitoneum for generating virtual laparoscopic views based on volumetric deformation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3217(1 PART 2), 559-567.