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A novel approach to tumor quantification and graphical model for image guided surgery

Aboaba, Abdulfattah A. and Hameed, Shihab A. and Khalifa, Othman Omran and Hassan Abdalla Hashim, Aisha and Harun, Rahmat H. and Mohd Zain, Nurzaini Rose (2013) A novel approach to tumor quantification and graphical model for image guided surgery. Scottish Journal of Arts, Social Sciences and Scientific Studies, 12 (1). pp. 3-15. ISSN 2047-1278

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Abstract

One of the problems confronting image guided surgery (IGS) is the time consumed at some stages of the procedure. This paper presents a methodological approach to calculating tumor volume by processing the MR image data records of patients and goes further to develop tumor model which could be use as a standard graphical model for tumor growth and decline for quick visual observation of patient’s tumor volume prior to IGS planning up to surgical intervention phase of the treatment. The work adopts a stepwise approach that starts with tumor area determination with the aid of iterative spatial sectoring (ISS) which enables tumor volume calculation using discrete integral function. This was followed by tumor area (TA) interpolation based on fast Fourier transform (FFT) and tumor averaging that engender tumor shape model in graphic form. This approach is novel and robust in that the model could also use non-IGS protocol images thereby enabling it reused for IGS planning and intervention. The resulting graphical model provide a quick way of comprehending tumor spread within the brain anatomy, and a fast method of approximating tumor volume during IGS planning, and intervention.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4428/33586
Uncontrolled Keywords: Image guided surgery (IGS), iterative spatial sectoring (ISS), tumor quantification, fast Fourier transform (FFT), tumor graphical model
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Shihab Hameed
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 09:57
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 12:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33586

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