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The EASI project--improving the effectiveness and quality of image-guided surgery

Breeuwer, M; Wadley, JP; de Bliek, HL; Buurman, J; Desmedt, PA; Gieles, P; Gerritsen, FA; ... Kuhn, MH; + view all (1998) The EASI project--improving the effectiveness and quality of image-guided surgery. IEEE TRANS INF TECHNOL BIOMED , 2 (089-7771) pp. 156-168.

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Abstract

In recent years, advances in computer technology and a significant increase in the accuracy of medical imaging have made it possible to develop systems that can assist the clinician in diagnosis, planning, and treatment. This paper deals with an area that is generally referred to as computer-assisted surgery, image-directed surgery, or image-guided surgery. We report the research, development, and clinical validation performed since January 1996 in the European Applications in Surgical Interventions (EASI) project, which is funded by the European Commission in their "4th Framework Telematics Applications for Health" program. The goal of this project is the improvement of the effectiveness and quality of image-guided neurosurgery of the brain and image-guided vascular surgery of abdominal aortic aneurysms, while at the same time reducing patient risks and overall cost. We have developed advanced prototype systems for preoperative surgical planning and intraoperative surgical navigation, and we have extensively clinically validated these systems. The prototype systems and the clinical validation results are described in this paper

Type: Article
Title: The EASI project--improving the effectiveness and quality of image-guided surgery
Additional information: DA - 20000404
Keywords: Quality of Health Care, standards, Research Support, Non-U.S.Gov't, Surgical Procedures, Operative, methods, Therapy, Computer-Assisted
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/184740
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