Translator Disclaimer
10 April 1996 Expert system for neurosurgical treatment planning
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 2653, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems III; (1996)
Event: Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology, 1996, San Jose, CA, United States
A specially designed expert system is in development for neurosurgical treatment planning. The knowledge base contains knowledge and experiences on neurosurgical treatment planning from neurosurgeon consultants, who also determine the risks of different regions in human brains. When completed, the system can simulate the decision making process of neurosurgeons to determine the safest probing path for operation. The Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan images for each patient are grabbed as the input. The system also allows neurosurgeons to include for any particular patient the additional information, such as how the tumor affects its neighboring functional regions, which is also important for calculating the safest probing path. It can then consider all the relevant information and find the most suitable probing path on the patient's brain. A 3D brain model is constructed for each set of the CT/MRI scan images and is displayed real-time together with the possible probing paths found. The precise risk value of each path is shown as a number between 0 and 1, together with its possible damages in text. Neurosurgeons can view more than one possible path simultaneously, and make the final decision on the selected path for operation.
© (1996) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Andrew Y. S. Cheng, Sally S. Y. Chung, and John C. K. Kwok "Expert system for neurosurgical treatment planning", Proc. SPIE 2653, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems III, (10 April 1996);

Back to Top