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Impact of Soft Tissue Heterogeneity on Augmented Reality for Liver Surgery

Nazim Haouchine 1, 2, * Stephane Cotin 1 Igor Peterlik 1 Jeremie Dequidt 3, 1, 2 Mario Sanz Lopez 1, 3 Erwan Kerrien 4 Marie-Odile Berger 4 
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1 SHACRA - Simulation in Healthcare using Computer Research Advances
LIFL - Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille, Inria Lille - Nord Europe, Inria Nancy - Grand Est
3 DEFROST - Deformable Robots Simulation Team
Inria Lille - Nord Europe, CRIStAL - Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille - UMR 9189
4 MAGRIT - Visual Augmentation of Complex Environments
Inria Nancy - Grand Est, LORIA - ALGO - Department of Algorithms, Computation, Image and Geometry
Abstract : This paper presents a method for real-time augmented reality of internal liver structures during minimally invasive hepatic surgery. Vessels and tumors computed from pre-operative CT scans can be overlaid onto the laparoscopic view for surgery guidance. Compared to current methods, our method is able to locate the in-depth positions of the tumors based on partial three-dimensional liver tissue motion using a real-time biomechanical model. This model permits to properly handle the motion of internal structures even in the case of anisotropic or heterogeneous tissues, as it is the case for the liver and many anatomical structures. Experimentations conducted on phantom liver permits to measure the accuracy of the augmentation while real-time augmentation on in vivo human liver during real surgery shows the benefits of such an approach for minimally invasive surgery.
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Nazim Haouchine, Stephane Cotin, Igor Peterlik, Jeremie Dequidt, Mario Sanz Lopez, et al.. Impact of Soft Tissue Heterogeneity on Augmented Reality for Liver Surgery. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015, 21 (5), pp.584 - 597. ⟨10.1109/TVCG.2014.2377772⟩. ⟨hal-01136728⟩



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