Using Registration Uncertainty Visualization in a User Study of a Simple Surgical Task
We present a novel method to visualize registration uncertainty and a simple study to motivate the use of uncertainty visualization in computer–assisted surgery. Our visualization method resulted in a statistically significant reduction in the number of attempts required to localize a target, and a statistically significant reduction in the number of targets that our subjects failed to localize. Most notably, our work addresses the existence of uncertainty in guidance and offers a first step towards helping surgeons make informed decisions in the presence of imperfect data.
KeywordsUser Study Osteoid Osteoma Neonatal Seizure Target Registration Error Uncertainty Information
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