JOURNAL ARTICLE

Towards Optical Imaging for Spine Tracking without Markers in Navigated Spine Surgery

Francesca Manni, Adrian Elmi-Terander, Gustav Burström, Oscar Persson, Erik Edström, Ronald Holthuizen, Caifeng Shan, Svitlana Zinger, Fons van der Sommen, Peter H N de With
Sensors 2020 June 29, 20 (13)
32610555
Surgical navigation systems are increasingly used for complex spine procedures to avoid neurovascular injuries and minimize the risk for reoperations. Accurate patient tracking is one of the prerequisites for optimal motion compensation and navigation. Most current optical tracking systems use dynamic reference frames (DRFs) attached to the spine, for patient movement tracking. However, the spine itself is subject to intrinsic movements which can impact the accuracy of the navigation system. In this study, we aimed to detect the actual patient spine features in different image views captured by optical cameras, in an augmented reality surgical navigation (ARSN) system. Using optical images from open spinal surgery cases, acquired by two gray-scale cameras, spinal landmarks were identified and matched in different camera views. A computer vision framework was created for preprocessing of the spine images, detecting and matching local invariant image regions. We compared four feature detection algorithms, Speeded Up Robust Feature (SURF), Maximal Stable Extremal Region (MSER), Features from Accelerated Segment Test (FAST), and Oriented FAST and Rotated BRIEF (ORB) to elucidate the best approach. The framework was validated in 23 patients and the 3D triangulation error of the matched features was < 0 . 5 mm. Thus, the findings indicate that spine feature detection can be used for accurate tracking in navigated surgery.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
32610555
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"