Accession Number : ADA375288


Title :   Periscopic Spine Surgery.


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Jan 99-14 Jan 00


Corporate Author : GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Cleary, Kevin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a375288.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 94


Abstract : This project is aimed at improving the state of the art of image-guided and minimally invasive spine procedures by developing a new generation of clinical techniques along with the computer-based hardware and software needed for their implementation. The statement of work was modified in August 1999 to reflect a new focus on robotically assisted spine procedures, but the overall direction of the project remains the same. Key research accomplishments for the first year are: *Demonstrated the value of intraoperative CT for visualization and verification of the anatomy in complex spine surgeries in the neurosurgery operating room *Demonstrated the value of intraoperative CT for visualizing needle trajectories and bone cement placement in percutaneous vertebroplasty in interventional radiology *Demonstrated the feasibility of incorporating mobile CT for intraoprocedure use in the hospital environment, including radiation medicine and the intensive care unit *Developed an improved algorithm for three-dimensional visualization of isosurfaces and demonstrated this algorithm on percutaneous vertebroplasty data sets *Defined an architecture for an advanced interventional suite incorporating mobile CT, robotics, optical tracking, and a user interface for control *Developed an initial set of requirements for applying a robotic device to percutaneous spine needle placement


Descriptors :   *ROBOTICS , *CLINICAL MEDICINE , *NERVOUS SYSTEM , *ANATOMY , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *SURGERY , *SPINAL COLUMN , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , ALGORITHMS , RADIATION , ENVIRONMENTS , VERIFICATION , CEMENTS , EMPLACEMENT , USER NEEDS , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , HOSPITALS , TRAJECTORIES , OPTICAL TRACKING , SKIN(ANATOMY) , BONES , NEEDLES , PERISCOPIC GUN SIGHTS , INTENSIVE CARE UNITS


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE