CISUS: An integrated 3D ultrasound system for IGT using a modular tracking API

Emad M. Boctor, Anand Viswanathan, Steve Pieper, Michael A. Choti, Russell H. Taylor, Ron Kikinis, Gabor Fichtinger

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Abstract

Ultrasound has become popular in clinical/surgical applications, both as the primary image guidance modality and also in conjunction with other modalities like CT or MRI. Three dimensional ultrasound (3DUS) systems have also demonstrated usefulness in image-guided therapy (IGT). At the same time, however, current lack of open-source and open-architecture multi-modal medical visualization systems prevents 3DUS from fulfilling its potential. Several standalone 3DUS systems, like Stradx or In-Vivo exist today. Although these systems have been found to be useful in real clinical setting, it is difficult to augment their functionality and integrate them in versatile IGT systems. To address these limitations, a robotic/freehand 3DUS open environment (CISUS) is being integrated into the 3D Slicer, an open-source research tool developed for medical image analysis and surgical planning. In addition, the system capitalizes on generic application programming interfaces (APIs) for tracking devices and robotic control. The resulting platform-independent open-source system may serve as a valuable tool to the image guided surgery community. Other researchers could straightforwardly integrate the generic CISUS system along with other functionalities (i.e. dual view visualization, registration, real-time tracking, segmentation, etc...) to rapidly create their medical/surgical applications. Our current driving clinical application is robotically assisted and freehand 3DUS-guided liver ablation, which is fully being integrated under the CISUS-3D Slicer. Initial functionality and pre-clinical feasibility are demonstrated on phantom and ex-vivo animal models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsR.L. Galloway, Jr.
Pages247-256
Number of pages10
Volume5367
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging 2004 - Medical Imaging: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 15 2004Feb 17 2004

Other

OtherProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging 2004 - Medical Imaging: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period2/15/042/17/04

Keywords

  • 3DUS
  • Image-guided surgery
  • Image-guided therapy igt
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-modality workstation
  • Planning
  • Registration and segmentation
  • Robotic ultrasound
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Boctor, E. M., Viswanathan, A., Pieper, S., Choti, M. A., Taylor, R. H., Kikinis, R., & Fichtinger, G. (2004). CISUS: An integrated 3D ultrasound system for IGT using a modular tracking API. In R. L. Galloway, Jr. (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5367, pp. 247-256) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.537776