Title: The EASI project--improving the effectiveness and quality of image-guided surgery
Authors: Breeuwer, M ×
Wadley, J P
de Bliek, H L
Buurman, J
Desmedt, P A
Gieles, P
Gerritsen, F A
Dorward, N L
Kitchen, N D
Velani, B
Thomas, D G
Wink, O
Blankensteijn, J D
Eikelboom, B C
Mali, W P
Viergever, M A
Penney, G P
Gaston, R
Hill, D L
Maurer, C R
Hawkes, D J
Maes, Frederik
Vandermeulen, Dirk
Verbeeck, Rudi
Suetens, Paul
Schmitz, P
Buzug, T M
Lorenz, C
Sabczynski, J
Weese, J
Zylka, W
Kuhn, M H #
Issue Date: Sep-1998
Series Title: IEEE transactions on information technology in biomedicine : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society vol:2 issue:3 pages:156-168
Abstract: In recent years, advances in computer technology and a significant increase in the accuracy of medical imaging have made it possible to develop systems that can assist the clinician in diagnosis, planning, and treatment. This paper deals with an area that is generally referred to as computer-assisted surgery, image-directed surgery, or image-guided surgery. We report the research, development, and clinical validation performed since January 1996 in the European Applications in Surgical Interventions (EASI) project, which is funded by the European Commission in their "4th Framework Telematics Applications for Health" program. The goal of this project is the improvement of the effectiveness and quality of image-guided neurosurgery of the brain and image-guided vascular surgery of abdominal aortic aneurysms, while at the same time reducing patient risks and overall cost. We have developed advanced prototype systems for preoperative surgical planning and intraoperative surgical navigation, and we have extensively clinically validated these systems. The prototype systems and the clinical validation results are described in this paper.
ISSN: 1089-7771
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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