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Interactive patient-customized curvilinear reformatting for improving neurosurgical planning

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Author(s):
Wu, Shin-Ting [1, 2] ; Loos, Wallace Souza [1, 2] ; de Castro Oliveira, Dayvid Leonardo [3] ; Cendes, Fernando [3, 1] ; Yasuda, Clarissa L. [3, 1] ; Ghizoni, Enrico [3, 1]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] BRAINN Brazilian Inst Neurosci & Neurotechnol, Res Innovat & Disseminat Ctr, Rua Tessalia Vieira de Camargo 126, BR-13083887 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Elect & Comp Engn, Ave Albert Einstein 400, Cidade Univ Zeferino Vaz, BR-13083852 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Med Sci, Rua Tessalia Vieira de Camargo 126, BR-13083887 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED RADIOLOGY AND SURGERY; v. 14, n. 5, p. 851-859, MAY 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

PurposeVisualizing a brain in its native space plays an essential role during neurosurgical planning because it allows the superficial cerebral veins and surrounding regions to be preserved. This paper describes the use of a visualization tool in which single gadolinium contrast-enhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging was applied in nondefective and nonresective skulls to promote visualization of important structures.MethodsA curvilinear reformatting tool was applied on the supratentorial compartment to peel the tissues to the depth of the dura mater and thereby revealing cortical and vascular spatial relationships. The major advantage of our proposed tool is that it does not require coregistration of anatomical and vascular volumes.ResultsThe reliability of this technique was supported by comparisons between preoperative images and digital photographs of the brain cortical surface obtained after the dura mater was removed in 20 patients who underwent surgery in the Clinics Hospital of the University of Campinas from January 2017 to April 2018.ConclusionSingle fat-suppressed GAD contrast-enhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance scans provide accurate preoperative 3D views of cortical and vascular relationships similar to neurosurgeons' intraoperative views. In developing countries with limited access to state-of-the-art health technologies, this imaging approach may improve the safety of complex neurosurgeries. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07559-3 - BRAINN - The Brazilian Institute of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology
Grantee:Fernando Cendes
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 11/02351-0 - An interactive interface to pre-operative planning for neurosurgery
Grantee:Wu Shin-Ting
Support type: Regular Research Grants