3D/2D Model-to-Image Registration Applied to TIPS Surgery

  • Julien Jomier
  • Elizabeth Bullitt
  • Mark Van Horn
  • Chetna Pathak
  • Stephen R. Aylward
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4191)


We have developed a novel model-to-image registration technique which aligns a 3-dimensional model of vasculature with two semi-orthogonal fluoroscopic projections. Our vascular registration method is used to intra-operatively initialize the alignment of a catheter and a pre-operative vascular model in the context of image-guided TIPS (Transjugular, Intrahepatic, Portosystemic Shunt formation) surgery. Registration optimization is driven by the intensity information from the projection pairs at sample points along the centerlines of the model. Our algorithm shows speed, accuracy and consistency given clinical data.


Portal Venous System Vascular Model Digitally Subtract Angiogram Registration Apply Centerline Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julien Jomier
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Bullitt
    • 2
  • Mark Van Horn
    • 2
  • Chetna Pathak
    • 2
  • Stephen R. Aylward
    • 1
  1. 1.Kitware Inc.Clifton ParkUSA
  2. 2.Computer-Assisted Surgery and Imaging Laboratory, Department of SurgeryThe University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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