Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2011

Volume 6891 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 81-88

Augmented Reality System for Oral Surgery Using 3D Auto Stereoscopic Visualization

  • Huy Hoang TranAffiliated withThe University of Tokyo
  • , Hideyuki SuenagaAffiliated withThe University of Tokyo Hospital
  • , Kenta KuwanaAffiliated withThe University of Tokyo
  • , Ken MasamuneAffiliated withThe University of Tokyo
  • , Takeyoshi DohiAffiliated withThe University of Tokyo
  • , Susumu NakajimaAffiliated withThe University of Tokyo Hospital
  • , Hongen LiaoAffiliated withThe University of Tokyo

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We present an augmented reality system for oral and maxillofacial surgery in this paper. Instead of being displayed on a separated screen, three-dimensional (3D) virtual presentations of osseous structures and soft tissues are projected onto the patient’s body, providing surgeons with exact knowledge of depth information of high risk tissues inside the bone. We employ a 3D integral imaging technique which produce motion parallax in both horizontal and vertical direction over a wide viewing area in this study. In addition, surgeons are able to check the progress of the operation in real-time through an intuitive 3D based interface which is content-rich, hardware accelerated. These features prevent surgeons from penetrating into high risk areas and thus help improve the quality of the operation. Operational tasks such as hole drilling, screw fixation were performed using our system and showed an overall positional error of less than 1mm . Feasibility of our system was also verified with a human volunteer experiment.