Iso-surface volume rendering for implant surgery

Sheila van Foreest-Timp

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    Many clinical situations ask for the simultaneous visualization of anatomical surfaces and synthetic meshes. Common examples include hip replacement surgery, intra-operative visualization of surgical instruments or probes, visualization of planning information, or implant surgery. To be useful for treatment planning and surgery, the combined visualization of anatomical information with mesh-surfaces should meet some requirements. First, anatomical information should be as accurate as possible to give the clinician a realistic view of the different structures. Second, the clinician should be able to interactively position the synthetic mesh, for example, an implant or surgical instrument, judge the positions with respect to the anatomy, and make adjustments where necessary. We developed a technique that meets these requirements and displays anatomical surfaces together with synthetic meshes. The usefulness of this technique will be demonstrated by applying it to dental implant surgery. The technique enables clinicians to interactively visualize the jaw in conjunction with a constructed drilling template. D 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Depth-buffer; Iso-surface volume rendering; Oral implant surgery; Surgical planning
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery CARS
    EditorsH.U. Lemke, K. Inamura, K. Doi, M.W. Vannier, A.G. Farman
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam, The Netherlands
    PublisherElsevier Science
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0-444-50866-X
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2001
    Event15th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, CARS 2001 - Berlin, Germany
    Duration: 27 Jun 200130 Jun 2001
    Conference number: 15

    Publication series

    NameInternational Congress Series
    PublisherElsevier Science B.V.


    Conference15th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, CARS 2001
    Abbreviated titleCARS


    • Depth-buffer
    • EWI-13293
    • Oral implant surgery
    • Iso-surface volume rendering
    • IR-62438
    • METIS-200222
    • Surgical planning

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