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Real-time virtual intraoperative CT in endoscopic sinus surgery.

PURPOSE: Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is typically guided under preoperative computed tomography (CT), which increasingly diverges from actual patient anatomy as the surgery progresses. Studies have reported that the revision surgery rate in ESS ranges between 28 and 47%. This paper presents a method that can update the preoperative CT in real time to improve surgical completeness in ESS.

APPROACH: The work presents and compares three novel methods that use instrument motion data and anatomical structures to predict surgical modifications in real time. The methods use learning techniques, such as nonparametric filtering and Gaussian process regression, to correlate surgical modifications with instrument tip positions, tip trajectories, and instrument shapes. Preoperative CT image sets are updated with modification predictions to serve as a virtual intraoperative CT.

RESULTS: The three methods were compared in eight ESS cadaver cases, which were performed by five surgeons and included the following representative ESS operations: maxillary antrostomy, uncinectomy, anterior and posterior ethmoidectomy, and sphenoidotomy. Experimental results showed accuracy metrics that were clinically acceptable with dice similarity coefficients > 86%, with F-score > 92% and precision > 89.91% in surgical completeness evaluation. Among the three methods, the tip trajectory-based estimator had the highest precision of 96.87%.

CONCLUSIONS: This work demonstrated that virtually modified intraoperative CT scans improved the consistency between the actual surgical scene and the reference model, and could lead to improved surgical completeness in ESS. Compared to actual intraoperative CT scans, the proposed method has no impact on existing surgical protocols, does not require extra hardware, does not expose the patient to radiation, and does not lengthen time under anesthesia.

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