Intra-Operative Registration for Stereotactic Procedures Driven by a Combined Biomechanical Brain and CSF Model
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During stereotactic neurosurgery, the brain shift could affect the accuracy of the procedure. However, this deformation of the brain is not often considered in the pre-operative planning step or intra-operatively, and may lead to surgical complications, side effects or ineffectiveness. In this paper, we present a method to update the pre-operative planning based on a physical simulation of the brain shift. Because the simulation requires unknown input parameters, the method relies on a parameter estimation process to compute the intracranial state that matches the partial data taken from intra-operative modalities. The simulation is based on a biomechanical model of the brain and the cerebro-spinal fluid. In this paper, we show on an anatomical atlas that the method is numerically sound.
KeywordsDeep Brain Stimulation Brain Shift Anatomical Atlas Parameter Estimation Process Stereotactic Procedure
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