DOI: 10.1109/iccas.2015.7364734
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Jinkon Park, Hyon Min Yoon, Siyeop Yoon, Malinda Vania, Deukhee Lee

Abstract: Endoscopic disc surgery requires a process of inserting a guide-needle to the target lumbar disc. And the insertion path is manually planned by drawing lines on the patient's skin while monitoring the fluoroscopic view of the lumbar. Such operative procedure inevitably exposes both surgeon and patient to the fluoroscopic radiation emitted from c-arm for a long time. To reduce the radiation exposure time, this study proposes a computer assisted operative planning method implemented by using computer vision and…

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