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Novel interaction, visualization, and display paradigms in image-guided neurosurgery

Dr. Marta Kersten-Oertel, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Concordia University

Novel interaction, visualization, and display paradigms in image-guided neurosurgery

Dr. Kersten-Oertel

  • CREATE-MIA Event
  • Seminar
When Feb 16, 2018
from 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Where McConnell Engineering MC437
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During neurovascular surgery, a surgeon must map preoperative patient images (e.g. vessels from angiographs) to the patient on the operating room table. This mapping helps the surgeon understand the topology and locations of the anatomy of interest that is not readily visible on the exposed surgical field. This type of spatial mapping is non-trivial; it is time consuming and may be prone to error. With augmented reality, the operating field of view is merged with preoperative patient data into a comprehensive visualization that facilitates the understanding of the topology and location of vessels with respect to the visible brain surface. This type of visualization has the potential to reduce surgical time and increase surgical precision. This presentation focuses on creating effective augmented reality visualizations that can aid surgeons with specific surgical tasks as well as the success of the developed augmented reality image-guidance system in a series of clinical cases. 



Marta Kersten-Oertel is an associate professor at Concordia University, and head of the Applied Perception Lab. Her research is focused on developing and evaluating new visualization, display and interaction techniques in the context of image-guided neurosurgery. In particular she is interested in improving the spatial and depth understanding of volume rendered medical data and studying the impact of augmented reality visualization and novel visualization techniques for particular surgical tasks. Marta received a BSc degree in Computer Science and a BA degree in Art History from Queen’s University (Kingston) in 2002. In 2005 she completed a MSc in Computer Science at Queen’s University and in 2015 her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at McGill University (Montreal). She has also worked as a research assistant at the University of Ottawa and the University of Tuebingen (Germany).

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