Poster presented at "Medicine Meets Virtual Reality" conference February 8-12, 2011 in Newport Beach, California.
Turning 2D CT/PET slices into 3D objects assists in understanding the topology surrounding tumor masses. Incorporating the visual and physical characteristics of a patient’s anatomy will provide surgeons with an informative pre-operative tool to plan and practice the operation before the first incision. Including haptic feedback provides a familiar 'feel' to surgeons as they palpate the target organ, trying to locate the tumor and determine how large a margin of resection will be needed. The development of genetic PET imaging and contrast CT into a combined visual will further improve the surgeons’ knowledge by more accurately pinpointing malignant tissue and any hidden blood vessels.
Recommended CitationWampole, Matthew; Wickstrom, Eric; Chen, Chang-Po; Devadhas, Devakumar; Jin, Yuan-Yuan; Sanders, Jeffrey M.; Kairys, John C.; Ankeny, Martha L.; Hu, Rui; Barner, Kenneth E.; Steiner, Karl V.; and Thakur, Mathew L., "Three Dimensional Projection Environment for Molecular Design and Surgical Simulation" (2011). Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Faculty Papers. Paper 23.