Deformable registration for intra-operative cone-beam CT guidance of head and neck surgery

Sajendra Nithiananthan, Kristy K. Brock, Jonathan C. Irish, Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen

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Abstract

The computational and geometric performance of Demons deformable registration techniques were investigated in the application of cone-beam CT (CBCT) for intra-operative guidance of head and neck surgery. A prototype C-arm providing CBCT images of sub-mm spatial resolution and soft-tissue contrast was used to acquire images of a cadaveric head before and after surgical intervention. Four deformable registration methods were investigated both in terms of their convergence behavior (time and number of iterations required) and registration accuracy (correlation between deformed and target images and the corresponding target registration error, TRE). Rigid registration alone exhibited a TRE of (2.6 ± 1.0) mm, compared to a TRE of (0.8 ± 0.3) mm obtained with deformable registration. A fast symmetric demons implementation was identified as the most suitable for intra-operative use in terms of speed, image quality, and accuracy. Increasing the spatial resolution of CBCT images was found to increase registration accuracy at the cost of computational expense. Intra-operative CBCT combined with deformable registration offers to overcome conventional limitations of guidance by preoperative images alone and presents an accurate method of integrating imaging and planning data in a manner that properly reflects changes in the intra-operative state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3634-3637
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424418152
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Aug 20 2008Aug 25 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology"

Other

Other30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period8/20/088/25/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Nithiananthan, S., Brock, K. K., Irish, J. C., & Siewerdsen, J. H. (2008). Deformable registration for intra-operative cone-beam CT guidance of head and neck surgery. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 (pp. 3634-3637). [4649995] (Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology"). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/iembs.2008.4649995