Determining the Calibration Element Location in Planning of Surgical Interventions

  • Monika Michalíková
  • Teodor Tóth
  • Lucia Bednarčíková
  • Jozef Živčák
Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 2)


At the present time in many countries of the world preoperative planning of interventions for lumbar joint is realized with caliper, protractor, plastic templates and x-ray images. From these reasons the measurement is time consuming with many errors. Over the past few years, an increasing appreciation of the usefulness of digital technology has emerged among various field of medicine. CoXaM offers a simple solution to the problem of using digital X-ray images and handmade plastic templates. The developed software combines digital X-ray images with digital templates for planning the implantation or re-implantation of hip joints. The technique is reliable, cost-effective and acceptable to patients and radiographers. It can easily be used in any radiography department after a few simple calculations and preparation of appropriately sized discs. The CoXaM software provides several advantages for orthopedic surgery. X-ray film is no longer necessary, and there are no radiographs to store, lose or misplace. Significant clinical studies are planned to confirm statistically the qualitative value of the software and the quantitative precision of the output parameters.


Preoperative Planning Reference Object Element Number Central Beam Acetabular Inclination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monika Michalíková
    • 1
  • Teodor Tóth
    • 2
  • Lucia Bednarčíková
    • 1
  • Jozef Živčák
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering and MeasurementTechnical University of KosiceKosiceSlovakia
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Automation, Control and Human Machine InteractionTechnical University of KosiceKosiceSlovakia

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