Special Issue "The Application of Imaging Technology in Medical Intervention and Surgery"

A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 June 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Terry Peters
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Guest Editor
Robarts Research Institute, Western University, London, Ontario N6A 3K7, Canada
Interests: image-guided interventions; surgical navigation; visualization; augmented reality; image registration; instrument tracking
Dr. Elvis C.S. Chen
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Guest Editor
Robarts Research Institute, Western University, London, Ontario N6A 3K7, Canada
Interests: image-guided interventions; surgical navigation; visualization; medical simulation; calibration and registration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Imaging has played an important role in intervention and surgery since Roentgen made the first X-ray plate in 1895. Whether it was to diagnose a disease, or plan a treatment, imaging has played an increasingly dominant role in diagnosis, as well as in procedure planning and guidance. With the advent of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, dynamic radiography, ultrasound, fluorescence imaging, positron emission tomography, and single photon emission computed tomography, the clinician has a wide array of tools to examine both structure and function of the human body. With an increasing desire to perform interventional procedures in a non-invasive fashion, medical imaging is also playing an increasingly important role in the guidance of procedures, that promises to render many surgical operations dramatically less invasive and more precise.

This Special Issue of Journal of Imaging aims to feature reports of recent advances in medical imaging technology that are specifically designed to facilitate the surgical procedure, novel applications of conventional imaging procedures to assist image-guided procedures, and innovative visualization technologies that can enhance the user interface between the surgeon and the patient.

Prof. Dr. Terry Peters
Dr. Elvis C.S. Chen
Guest Editors

*This Special Issue is endorsed by the MICCAI Society*

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Keywords

  • pre-operative imaging
  • intra-operative imaging
  • image fusion
  • image display
  • computed tomography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • ultrasound
  • endoscopy
  • laparoscopy
  • microscopy
  • visualization
  • virtual reality
  • augmented reality
  • mixed reality
  • 3D imaging
  • dynamic imaging
  • multi-spectral imaging
  • image-based tracking
  • computer vision
  • head-mounted displays

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Determination of the Round Window Niche Anatomy Using Cone Beam Computed Tomography Imaging as Preparatory Work for Individualized Drug-Releasing Implants
J. Imaging 2021, 7(5), 79; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/jimaging7050079 - 26 Apr 2021
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Modern therapy of inner ear disorders is increasingly shifting to local drug delivery using a growing number of pharmaceuticals. Access to the inner ear is usually made via the round window membrane (RWM), located in the bony round window niche (RWN). We hypothesize [...] Read more.
Modern therapy of inner ear disorders is increasingly shifting to local drug delivery using a growing number of pharmaceuticals. Access to the inner ear is usually made via the round window membrane (RWM), located in the bony round window niche (RWN). We hypothesize that the individual shape and size of the RWN have to be taken into account for safe reliable and controlled drug delivery. Therefore, we investigated the anatomy and its variations. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images of 50 patients were analyzed. Based on the reconstructed 3D volumes, individual anatomies of the RWN, RWM, and bony overhang were determined by segmentation using 3D SlicerTM with a custom build plug-in. A large individual anatomical variability of the RWN with a mean volume of 4.54 mm3 (min 2.28 mm3, max 6.64 mm3) was measured. The area of the RWM ranged from 1.30 to 4.39 mm2 (mean: 2.93 mm2). The bony overhang had a mean length of 0.56 mm (min 0.04 mm, max 1.24 mm) and the shape was individually very different. Our data suggest that there is a potential for individually designed and additively manufactured RWN implants due to large differences in the volume and shape of the RWN. Full article
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